Police arrest 32 Suspects for Armed robbery and Thuggery in Minna

The Niger State Police Command has arrested 32 suspects over thuggery and armed robbery related offences in Minna, the state capital.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who made this known in a statement on Friday, March 17, 2023, said the suspects were arrested during raids on flashpoints in different areas of Minna. 

“In furtherance to the house-to-house raid operations of the Command as directed by the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc(+) that such sting operation will be a continuous exercise towards ensuring a lasting peaceful atmosphere in Minna metropolis and most especially to equally ensure a guaranteed peaceful environment for the March 18th Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Niger State,” the statement read.

“Therefore, on 16/03/2023 at about 2355hrs, Operations Department of the Command in conjunction with other tactical teams conducted another raid operation at Angwan-Roka, Timber-Shed Maitumbi, Tudun-Natsira, New-Market, Dugudu Maitumbi. 

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; seven cutlasses, three saw blades, three knives, two scissors, three horns, six shisha pots/pipes, six phones, military camouflage trouser, and sticks among other items.

“All suspects are in custody at SCID Minna undergoing investigation and they will also be arraigned in court for armed robberies related offenses, as they usually engage in blocking flamingo junction and other areas to dispossess unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.” the PPRO added.

Below are names of the suspects apprehended;

-Suleiman Abubakar 25yrs

-Nasiru Yau 18yrs

-Awal Hussaini 19yrs

-Abdulrahman Adamu 19yrs

-Hussaini Iliya 22yrs

-Aminu Zayanu 21yrs

-Hussaini Usman 23yrs

-Afizu Usman 18yrs

-Dahiru Hamisu 36yrs

-Moh’d Lawal 20yrs

-Habibu Sada 20yrs

-Haruna Saidu 18yrs

-Mustapha Abubakar 22yrs

-Abdulkarim Hussaini 17yrs

-Idris Alhassan 20yrs

-Aliyu Suleiman 20yrs

-Abubakar Ibrahim 20yrs

-Umar Bawa 19yrs

-Jamilu Yahaya 28yrs

-Ibrahim Bawa 20yrs

-Muazu Zayanu 20yrs

-Musa Isah 19yrs

-Abdulrahman Ismail 18yrs

-Habibu Yahaya 19yrs

-Sadiq Usman 18yrs all of Maitumbi

-Aminu Moh’d 20yrs

-Abdullahi Alhassan 20yrs

-Nasiru Moh’d 22yrs

-Aanis Ahmed 20yrs

-Mustapha Bello 22yrs

-Aliyu Yusuf 20yrs

-Hamza Umar 19yrs all of Flamingo, T/Natsira etc