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Police arrest 2 suspects over robbery, kidnapping in Taraba

Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau – Special Tactical Squad/Tactical Intelligence Unit (FIB-STS/TIU) have intercepted two suspects in connection with armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of prohibited firearms, and criminal conspiracy in Taraba State.

The Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the two suspects were arrested on May 29, 2022 by the FIB-STS/TIU), acting on actionable intelligence.

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“The suspects are Abdulrahman Ba’u aged 35 years, and Ahmadu Umaru aged 50 years, both male of Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

“The duo were arrested in possession of one locally-made revolver gun, military camouflage uniforms, three rounds of live ammunition, three operational swords, and hard drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Rafenol.

“The suspects confessed to being responsible for the string of kidnappings and banditry operations in Taraba, Gombe, and Adamawa States. They equally admitted to the kidnapping of one Malam Wanzam of Iware Village in Taraba State,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has charged operatives of the Force to embrace the use of native intelligence and technology driven approaches to combat the trend of crime and criminality that seem to defy traditional patterns of policing.

He emphasized that engaging the citizens actively at the communal level is a key to major crime busting successes recorded in recent times.

IGP Usman equally emphasized the importance of deploying technological assets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), upgraded road-to-base operational vehicles installed with high-tech communication and reporting features, and technical intelligence apparatus.

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