27 suspected kidnappers and robbers have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police command.
Among the suspects arrested in different locations in the state are suspected killers of the village head of Odu community in Nasarawa Local Government Area, Amos Obere.
The suspects who were arrested at a drinking joint in Nasarawa town where they were having fun, also confessed to kidnapping some commuters in Loko village, who were travelling from Otukpo in Benue state to Abuja.
Some of the suspects were also linked to the murder of Superintendent of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Salisu Usman-Maku, and his sister, Sa’datu Usman-Maku, in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area.
Suspected kidnappers of Joseph Masin, the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) were also paraded before newsmen. Seven firearms and several rounds of live ammunition as well as a vehicle were recovered from the criminal suspects.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe said;
“The command wants to assert unequivocally that the security of lives and property of every law-abiding citizen remains its priority and will not shy away from this constitutional duty.
“In the light of this, we want to reassure the public of our avowed commitment to the realisation of this objective.
“The police also want to appreciate members of the public, traditional rulers and other security agencies for their support and cooperation, which impacted positively on the police achievements in recent times.”