The Nigerian Police on Thursday paraded Idris Abdulwahab, 26-year-old, and Adams Ibrahim, 37-year-old, both from Okene, Kogi State, who have been linked to major bank robbery operations at Ondo State, and in Egbe, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, in 2021, where they killed a security guard.

The duo were part of thirty suspects paraded for complicity in banditry, kidnappings, and other violent crimes across the country, especially within the North Central region.

Police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement disclosed that the Force Intelligence Bureau Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS) recently arrested the 30 suspects for their roles in kidnapping, armed robbery, arms smuggling, unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, car theft, rape, receiving stolen goods, amongst others.

The suspects who specialize in the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to forcefully gain access into banks for their robbery operations, were intercepted by eagle-eyed police operatives at a checkpoint in Isonu, Kogi State, while heading to Okene from their forest hideout, with a cash sum of one million, eight hundred and eighty thousand Naira (N1,880,000).

While reacting to these feats, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, charged police operatives across the country to sustain the tempo in the fight to curb crimes in the country.

The IGP, who lauded the results of efforts emplaced to roll back the negative trend of crimes, commended the FIB-STS.

The police chief while assuring the nation that the Force would continue to close up on all criminal elements that pose a threat to national security, called on the public to readily assist the police with information to effectively combat the purveyors of crimes within the society. 

All the suspects are expected to be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigations.

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