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Police arrest 12 over kidnapping, armed robbery in Plateau

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The Plateau state Police Command has arrested 12 suspects over armed robbery and kidnap activities.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Agbonlahor disclosed this to newsmen In Jos on Monday.

He stated that three of the suspects were arrested in connection with the abduction of one Aliyu Aminu from Angwan Rogo Community of Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) and two other suspects were arrested for the kidnap of Mrs. Adama Umaru, 56, and Miss Rabiat Umaru, 16, in Wase LGA of the state, NAN reports.

He stated that six of the armed robbery suspects were nabbed after robbing a business area at Jenta Adamu Community of Jos North LGA and made away with cash and valuables.

Agbonlahor explained that one suspect was arrested for robbing people at West of Mines area in Jos North LGA.

“We have successfully tackled cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes within the period under review.

“In all cases of kidnapping, the command rescued the victims without paying any ransom and arrested some of the suspects who perpetrated the acts.

“We have arrested three suspects for kidnapping a teenager, Aliyu Aminu and demanded a ransom of N12 million; and two other suspects for kidnapping Adama Umaru and her daughter, Rabiat Umaru,’’ he said.

The Police commissioner explained that efforts were being made to arrest the suspects.

‘’The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded,’’ he added.

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