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In Edo: Police foil criminal gang attacks, arrest four suspects

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Edo State Police Command said it had apprehended four suspected members of criminal gang whose names were given as Salihu Uzovehe, 23; Miss Hadi, 23; Tijani Haruna, 24 and Mohammed Abdul Rasaq, 44 years.

These suspects were said to be deadly and belong to notorious  kidnapping gang and armed robbery syndicate terrorising Kogi and Edo States axis.

This was contained in a statement endorsed by the command’s spokesman DSP, Chidi Nwabuzor and made available to journalists in Benin City.

According to the statement, the raid was conducted within Auchi axis last week, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects. However, the information was originally provided by the DSS in conjunction with the office of the Inspector General of Police, before the Edo State Police Command was alerted for the assignment.

The statement also read that these suspects were planning coordinated attacks on police formations in Edo State.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Danmallam Mohammed, who then directed the tactical teams of the command to go after the gang.

It added that an old Toyota Valet car with registration number AG-721-AGZ containing one pump action gun, two locally made guns, 20 live cartridges, a pair of Police Mobile Force uniform, two face masks and charms were recovered from the suspects.

The command appealed to members of the public to be vigilant and report suspicious movement of persons to the police and other law enforcement agencies.

 

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