The Nigeria Police have released a statement announced the smashing of gangs allegedly stealing cars across the country.
Twelve cars were also recovered from the suspects.
Read full statement and list of suspects below
IGP’S SPECIAL TACTICAL SQUAD SMASHES AN ORGANIZED CAR SNATCHING GANG, ARREST TWENTY NINE (29) SUSPECTS AND RECOVERED TWELVE (12) EXOTIC CARS
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni concerned about reports of car hijacking and removal of vehicles from where packed by unknown person(s) ordered a crackdown on criminals responsible for car hijacking and stealing nationwide.
Consequently, IGP’s Special Tactical Squad swung into action and arrested twenty nine (29) suspects from different states of the federation and also recovered twelve (12) exotic cars. The operation will be sustained to cover the entire country.
NAMES OF SUSPECTS AND STATES
i. Abdulazeez Sani (M) Kano State
ii. Sanusi Hassan, (M) Sokoto State
iii Abdullahi Musa (M) Plateau State
iv Masa’ud Muhammad (M) Kano State
V Inusa Ishiaku, (M) Zamfara State
Vi. Samila Abdulkareem (M) Kaduna State
Vii. Mohammed Zaiyanu (M) Kano State
Viii. Mohammed Sani Tukur (M) Kaduna State
ix Zaiyanu Sanusi Hassan, (M) Sokoto State
X. Tukur Ibrahim (M) Kaduna State
Xi. Musa Salisu (M) Kano State
Xii Magaji Saidu (M) Kaduna State
Xiii Saidu Garba, (M) Kano State
Xiv Bature Alhaji Haruna (M) Kogi State
Xv Abduibassi Umar (M) Kano State
Xvi Lawal Adamu (M) Kogi State
Xvii Haruna Danladi (M) Kano State
Xviii Orodu Jeremiah (M) Delta State
Xix Sadam Husaini (M) Kano State
Xx Adamu Rabiu (M) Kogi State
Xxi Nasiru Abbah (M) Plateau State
Xxii Bello Magaji (M) Kogi State
Xxiii Shahu Alhassan (M) Plateau State
Xxiv Emavwoyan Christopher (M) Delta State
Xxv Abubakar Abdullahi (M) Plateau State
Xxvi Ummar Hamza aka Papa (M) Kogi State
Xxvii Suleiman Aliyu (M) Plateau State
Xxviii Shehu Alhassan (M) Kogi State
i TOYOTA COROLA MODEL 1983
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ii PEUGEOT 206
iii HONDA (DC) TRN 704 SY
iv TOYOTA CAMRY LE
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v MERCEDES 4MATIC WDBRF6IJ42F200992 BLACK
vi. HONDA CIVIC BU 669 EKY JHMEK355005108661 ASH
vii HONDA ACADEMIC CU 518 APP
viii GOLF 3 WAGON RBC 416 JT MVWZZZIHZWBO61315 DARK BLUE
ix HONDA CIVIC ZHGEJ6675WH519691
x HONDA CRV JEEP JHLRD1852VC054054 GREEN
xi. HONDA ACADEMIC LKJ 182 AC
xii HONDA ACADEMIC AG 280 KJR
2. Members of the public are hereby advised to check through the above listed recovered vehicles for possible identification and provide proof of ownership to enable them reclaim same. The recovered vehicles are currently in safe keeping at the IGP Special Tactical Squad on Heinous Crime facility at SARS premises old Abattoir Guzape District, Abuja.
3. Meanwhile, in a related development, the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad working on intelligence sourced in Kogi and Edo States, arrested eight suspects in connection with Kidnapping, Armed robbery and Cattle rustling in the two States. Three (3) AK 47 riffles and one hundred and forty seven (147) rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. All the suspects confessed to the crime and have admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of the offence. They will be arraigned in court at the close of investigation.
4. While commending the officers and men of the Special Tactical Squad for the high level of professionalism displayed in the course of the operation, the IGP assures members of the Public that the force is being repositioned with modern crime fighting techniques to tackle crime and criminalities in the country.
DCP DON N. AWUNAH, fsi
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,