Sunday, June 20, 2021

Police bust gang terrorising bank customers in northern states


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Police on Friday said they arrested a five-man syndicate that specialises in trailing bank customers in some northern states and rob them of their money.

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The Commander of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, Abba Kyari, confirmed the arrest in Lagos.

Mr Kyari, ACP, said the gang trailed and robbed innocent citizens who withdrew money from banks in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Zamfara states.

“Following credible intelligence received on some notorious syndicate of criminals terrorising innocent citizens in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Kaduna and neighbouring states, IRT led by Supol Usman Maibindiga, succeeded in arresting all 5 members.

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“The gang specialised in trailing motorists carrying money withdrawn from banks and robbing them. All suspects were arrested in Kaduna State.

“Items recovered from them include master keys, spanners, pliers and several tools used in opening cars and breaking car glasses,” Mr Kyari said.


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