Police arrests 61 suspected armed robbers

By Adekola Shobiye

Nasarawa police have detained 61 people suspected of committing various offences in the state.

Bola Longe, the state’s Commissioner of Police, paraded the accused at the command headquarters in Lafia on Friday.

According to him, the suspects were arrested for assassination, armed robbery, and vandalism, among other crimes.

The commissioner said: “We raised a formidable team of detectives and operational personnel as a proactive step to prevent them from actualising their aim and in the process, we got them arrested.

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He commended the command’s Anti-kidnapping for arresting the criminal elements who had been vandalising rail tracks in the state.

“While working on credible intelligence, the command’s Anti-kidnapping was able to intercept one Citroen J5 Bus, with recently vandalised rail tracks at Agyaragu, Obi Local Government Area. On sighting the police, the occupants of the vehicle abandoned it and escaped to an unknown destination. So, we took the vehicle to the State CID and investigation is ongoing,” Longe added.

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