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Police nab three for thuggery, illegal arms possession in Niger


The Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspects over alleged thuggery and illegal possession of prohibited firearms.

The state police commissioner, Shawulu Dan-Mamman
disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Wednesday.

Dan-Mamman said that the three suspects were arrested with dangerous weapons and some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp in Maitumbi, Minna.

According to him, the suspects were arrested at about 1:00 a.m. on April 30, during a raid in the Corpers lodge area led by the DPO of Maitumbi Division in collaboration with vigilante members following a distress call.

“When we received the distressed call, our patrol team of Operation Flush with vigilante members, led by the DPO rushed to the area and successfully arrested the suspects.

“The suspects were known for thuggery and the use of dangerous weapons to terrorise the residents of the area,” he said.

The CP further said that the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation, while efforts were ongoing to apprehend other accomplices at large.

Dan-Mamman, however, advised parents and guardians to keep close watch on their wards and caution them against getting involved in crime that would incur the wrath of the law.

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