Sixteen others were arrested from their hide outs across the state for their involvement in kidnappings, armed robberies and cultism
Parading the suspects the Command Public Relations officer Dsp William Aya said that this was in compliance with the directives of the Inspector General of police Ibrahim Idris to the command to ensure safety of lives and property of the citizenry.
He stressed that the command has adopted proactive strategy to stamp out activities of the hoodlums from the state.
He sad five suspects who were armed with two locally made guns attacked a police staion and a vigilante office in Adankolo a suburb of lokoja, causing bodily harm to officers on duty and carted away valuable property of the police.
He added that the hoodlums claimed that they were protesting the death of two of their members who were drown in the river Niger while trying to evade arrest from the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who stormed their bunk in search of the ilicit drug.
He added that five fulani men who specialises in kidnapping and armed robbery activities around Osara area of the state were arrested while combing the bush within the area saying his men were able to rescue unhurt, the victim one Muhammed Bello from the kidnappers.
Speaking further Aya said with the prompt intervention of the FSAR led by Dsp Danjuma Bukar promptly arrested Ukwumodu Agono and Abu Atobo who were terrorizing the people of Anyigba in Dekina LGA and its environs adding that luck ran out of Ebeh Musa and Ameh James from Idah who were arrested while snatching at gun point a daylong motorbike from Achile Sumaila at Agbagigbo in Ofu LGA of the state.
According to Aya , four notorious armed robbers operating within the polytechnics off campus lodges were arrested through the vigilance of one of the victims who identified one of the members of the gang leading to the recovery of the stolen items.
While advising citizens to be vigilant about people around them, said one Muhammed El Amin and Abdul Jawal who sells phones at the GSM Market Cantoment area of Lokoja were arrested with 10 laptops and 4 handsets for being a receiver of stolen items.
Speaking to journalists , El Amin regretted his activities saying that at a point when his accomplices were not forthcoming , he will put a call to them to intensify efforts at getting more consignments from their victims.
He added that one of his accomplishes who is on the run specialises in replacing the case cover to deceive even the owners from identifying the laptops.
In the same vein, Jacob Ufedo who just completed his final papers for HND Business Administration on the 7th November, 2018 was arrested for robbing his victims at Nyamanyama road , Ganaja Village , lokoja, admitted that he was tempted to rob when an unknown person gave him a locally made pistol to keep for him.
Items recovered from the hoodlums includes , 2 Ak 47 rifles, 60 rounds of Ak 47 amunitions, 1 single barrels gun; one action barrel rifle , one locally made pistol , weeds suspected to be indian hemps , 10 laptops and six handsets.