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IGP’S Special Tactical Squad smashes organised car snatching gang, arrests 29 suspects, recover 12 exotic cars (See list of recovered cars))

Some of the recovered cars
Some of the recovered cars
The suspects
The suspects
Inspector General of Police, Idris
Inspector General of Police, Idris
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, concerned about reports of car hijacking and removal of vehicles from where packed by unknown person(s) ordered a crackdown on criminals responsible for car hijacking and stealing nationwide.

Consequently, IGP’s Special Tactical Squad swung into action and has arrested 29 suspects from different states of the federation and also recovered 12 exotic cars. The operation, according to a statement by DCP Don N. Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, will be sustained to cover the entire country.

The names of the suspects and the items recovered are listed below:

S/NO.

NAME OF SUSPECT(S)

STATE OF SUSPECT(S) ARRESTED

i.

Abdulazeez Sani (M)

Kano State

ii.

Sanusi Hassan, (M)

Sokoto State

iii

Abdullahi Musa aka (Sabo) (M)

Plateau State

iv

Masa’ud Muhammad (M)

Kano State

V

Inusa Ishiaku, (M)

Zamfara State

Vi

Samila Abdulkareem (M)

Kaduna State

Vii

Mohammed Zaiyanu (M)

Kano State

Viii

Mohammed Sani Tukur (M)

Kaduna State

ix

Zaiyanu Sanusi Hassan, (M)

Sokoto State

X

Tukur Ibrahim (M)

Kaduna State

Xi

Musa Salisu (M)

Kano State

Xii

Magaji Saidu (M)

Kaduna State

Xiii

Saidu Garba aka (Katako), (M)

Kano State

Xiv

Bature Alhaji Haruna (M)

Kogi State

Xv

Abduibassi Umar (M)

Kano State

Xvi

Lawal Adamu (M)

Kogi State

Xvii

Haruna Danladi (M)

Kano State

Xviii

Orodu Jeremiah (M)

Delta State

Xix

Sadam Husaini (M)

Kano State

Xx

Adamu Rabiu (M)

Kogi state

Xxi

Nasiru Abbah (M)

Plateau State

Xxii

Bello Magaji (M)

Kogi State

Xxiii

Shahu Alhassan aka Nasara (M)

Plateau State

Xxiv

Emavwoyan Christopher (M)

Delta State

Xxv

Abubakar Abdullahi aka (M)

Plateau State

Xxvi

Ummar Hamza aka Papa (M)

Kogi State

Xxvii

Suleiman Aliyu (M)

Plateau State

Xxviii

Shehu Alhassan (M)

Kogi State

xxix

Hamza Dauda (M)

Plateau State

EXIBITS RECOVERED

S/N

VEHICLE MAKE

REG. NO.

CHASSIS NO.

COLOR

i

TOYOTA COROLA MODEL 1983

BUU 567 TG

JTILOAE820020578

LIGHT GREEN

ii

PEUGEOT 206

NIL

VF32AWFZE40911994

ASH

iii

HONDA (DC)

TRN 704 SY

18GCM56836A046647

BLACK

iv

TOYOTA CAMRY LE

KMK 108 AQ

4T1BG22K4WU386224

WHITE

v

MERCEDES 4MATIC

NIL

WDBRF6IJ42F200992

BLACK

vi

HONDA CIVIC

BU 669 EKY

JHMEK355005108661

ASH

vii

HONDA ACADEMIC

CU 518 APP

18GCD5650VA012475

BLACK

viii

GOLF 3 WAGON

RBC 416 JT

MVWZZZIHZWBO61315

DARK BLUE

ix

HONDA CIVIC

NIL

ZHGEJ6675WH519691

ASH

x

HONDA CRV JEEP

NIL

JHLRD1852VC054054

GREEN

xi

HONDA ACADEMIC

LKJ 182 AC

IHJCZ5608VA268268

ASH

xii

HONDA ACADEMIC

AG 280 KJR

IHGD5650TA073077

RED

Members of the public, the statement further said, are advised to check through the above listed recovered vehicles for possible identification and provide proof of ownership to enable them reclaim same. The recovered vehicles are currently in safe keeping at the IGP Special Tactical Squad on Heinous Crimes facility at SARS premises old Abattoir Guzape District, Abuja

In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad, working on intelligence sourced in Kogi and Edo States, arrested eight suspects in connection with Kidnapping, Armed robbery and Cattle rustling in the two States. Three AK 47 riffles and 147 rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. All the suspects confessed to the crimes and have admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of the offences and will be arraigned in court at the close of investigation.

While commending the officers and men of the Special Tactical Squad for the high level of professionalism displayed in the course of the operation, the IGP assured members of the public that the force is being repositioned with modern crime fighting techniques to tackle crime and criminalities in the country.

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