The Nigeria Police, Kaduna State Command, has arrested seven armed robbery suspects who allegedly invaded Godogodo in Kafanchan Local Government Area of the state on September 24.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kaduna.
“The contingents of policemen deployed for Operations Maximum Safety along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway received a distress call about the blockage of the road by suspected armed bandits, on Sept.24,’’ he said.
Mr. Usman, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said that police officers attached to the area successfully arrested seven suspects while others fled.
“The seven suspects have been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation while efforts are on to ensure the arrest of the remaining suspects,’’ he said.
Mr. Usman also said the police recovered three motorcycles used by the suspects during the attack.
He said the suspects left three victims they kidnapped while fleeing.
He gave the assurance that security agencies were on ground at the affected area to ensure return of normalcy.
Mr. Usman said that the police were determined to reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state.
“We will trail them and make sure they face the law,” he said.
He urged members of the public to volunteer useful information to security operatives for arrest of criminal elements.