Niger State police command has arrested 15 suspects for cattle rustling, armed robbery and theft in different parts of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Minna, the state capital.
Abubakar said three of the suspects, who were arrested for cattle rustling, had been terrorising the people of Chanchaga, Bosso, Paikoro and Gurara councils.
He added that 14 cows, one rifle and 19 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from them.
“Similarly, the police in Chanchaga Division trailed and arrested four armed robbery suspects. The suspects, who were armed with machetes, invaded the house of one Hayatullah Umar of Maitumbi area, inflicted serious injuries on him while attempting to cart away his Jincheng motorcycle.
“Also, the police detectives attached to Anti-Kidnapping Squad arrested three suspects of Barkin Sale, Minna, who specialise in house breaking and theft.
“The suspects broke into the house of one Abdulrahman Mohammed of behind El-Amin International School, Minna, and made away with one 43-inch Samsung plasma television, a (hair) clipper, three decoders and four world receiver radio sets all valued at N130,000.
“The operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) trailed and arrested another syndicate that specialised in theft and receiving of stolen goods in Beji village of Bosso council,” the police spokesman said.
The PPRO noted that one Bajaj motorcycle and two cell phones were recovered from the suspects.
He added that all the suspects confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.