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Police arrests 11 criminals in Nigeria’s northeast

Police arrests 11 criminals in Nigeria's northeast


By Samuel Luka

Police in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Bauchi said it has arrested 11 persons suspected to be a gang who specializes in vandalizing communication gadgets.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Kamal Datti who paraded the suspects before newsmen said they include Fidelis Ewona (Gang leader), Mohammed Mals Yusuf (Engineer), Abdullahi Adamu (Kofar Ran, Driver); Ibrahim Garba (Muda Lawal Market, Driver).

Police arrests 11 criminals in Nigeria’s northeast

Others according to Datti are; Dan Gombe (Muda Lawal Market), Yusuf Ahmed (Muda Lawal Market), Lawan Ahmed (Muda Lawal Market, and Mohammed Yusuf Yellow (muda Lawal Market, Driver).

Also paraded were Okasha Umar, Yankari Workshop, Driver), and Mohammed Zakaria, Mudal Lawal Market).

Parading the eleven suspects at the Bauchi Police Command Headquarters, DSP Jamal said, “the suspects were arrested on January 16, 2019, in possession of two (2) GBW10 KVA power generators”.

He added that, “the vandals were arrested at the site of National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS) project in Alkaleri local government area, along Gombe road, Bauchi state”.

According to him,”the suspects are on the wanted list of the Command in connection with the vandalization and theft in some telecommunication sites belonging to the government and private companies in Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and other states of the federation”.

Exhibits recovered from the 11 suspects according to Kamal were “a crane vehicle with registration number XM 202 LSR, a J5 truck with registration number BAU548 XA”.

The police image maker who said the suspects are being investigated after which they will be charged to court for prosecution urged members of the public to continue providing the police with useful information in order to rid the state of criminals.

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