109 suspects Arrested for Armed robbery, illegal Mining in Niger

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109 suspects have been arrested by the police in Niger for alleged armed robbery and illegal mining in different parts of the state.

 

DSP Muhammadu Abubakar the Public Relations Officer, told news reporters on Wednesday in Minna that 96 of the suspects were paraded for illegal mining, while 11 of the remaining suspects were paraded for armed robbery and two for fraud.

 

He added that the recent attacks on students of the IBB University was carried out by the suspects, where they inflicted injuries on their victims and robbed them of their valuables.

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He said, “The armed robbery suspects are all students of IBB University who attacked and robbed their fellow students and one of the suspects, Yakubu Isah, was identified by one of the victims of the attack.

“Two suspected of fraud had been defrauding people of huge sums of money using several tricks, they defrauded one of the victims of N156, 000 after calling her with an unknown number pretending to know her.

“They deceitfully convinced her to transfer the said amount into a bank account belonging to one of them while 112 MTN, 74 Airtel, 19 Glo and 19 Etisalat sim cards were recovered from them,” Abubakar said.

Abubakar also stated that the suspects are going to be charged to court after the ongoing investigation into the case is completed.

 

He noted that for those arrested for illegal mining, they were arrested by a joint team of police, Army and Civil Defence at Tungan Goro, Minna and two single barrel guns, charms, shovels, one vehicle, gold measuring equipment among others were recovered from them.

Abubakar also stated that the suspects are going to be charged to court after the ongoing investigation into the case is completed.

 

 

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