Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:57 am
Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Response Team (IRT) say they had arrested eight robbery suspects allegedly involved in robbing motorists on the Abuja – Suleja road.
Commander of the team, Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the suspects included alleged receivers of the stolen vehicles.
“Due to incessant car snatching along Abuja – Suleja road in Niger, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, directed the team to pursue the suspects to make the road safe for all.
“The IRT operatives swung into action and arrested eight of the suspected armed robbers in Abuja, Niger and Kogi States,’’ Kyari said.
According to him, among items recovered from the suspects, whose ages range between 23 and 35, are some vehicles believed to have been snatched by the hoodlums.
“Some stolen cars were recovered and serious effort is on to arrest other gang members and recover more stolen cars,” he said.