Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by SP Moshood Abiola, following the directives of the IRT Commander, DCP Olatunji Disu, have arrested four notorious armed dealers in Jos, Plateau State.

The suspects who were arrested on the 12th April, 2022, were said to have confessed upon interrogation that, one Corporal Ahmed Raji, attached to 3rd Division Headquarters, Jos is their gang member, Arms and Ammunition supplier.

It was gathered from Security Sources that, the suspects belong to a six man gang who supply arms and ammunition to armed robbers and kidnappers who used same to terrorize and promote inter-tribal crisis in Plateau, Bauchi and Kaduna states.

The arrested suspects are Hamza Zakari aka Hamzo, a 20 year old man who is a native of Sabon Tasha Kaduna State. Until his arrest, he was said to be residing at Gangare ward, of Jo’s North Local Government area. Abubakar Muhammed, aka Fancy, 22 years old, a native of Darazo local Government area of Bauchi state who until his arrest was residing at Duwala ward in Nasarawa Gwamg in Jos North local government area of plateau state.

Others are Umar Ibrahim, 25 years old, a native of Wamba local government area of Nasarawa state. Until his arrest was residing at Bayan Katako ward in Jos North local government area of plateau state.

And Mohammed Abdul Karim aka Dan-Asabe, 34 years old native of Yelwa Village in Shandam local government area of Plateau State. He was residing at Anguwan Rogo down Yankwaba ward in Jos North Local Government area of plateau state.

There were said to have been arrested following credible intelligence gathering by IRT operatives.

Meanwhile, Corporal Raji and one other suspect are said to be at large. However, the Source said, efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining two suspects linked with this deadly armed gang.

It was further gathered that 51 rounds of 7.6mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

This arrest, the Source said is coming on the heels of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba’s charge to security Operatives to arrest all criminal elements in the country and bring them to book.



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