DSS Intercepts Suspected Criminal Gangs in Kogi, Other States

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday said it has intercepted some criminal gangs in various parts of the country.

The secret police disclosed that it carried out a joint operation with sister security agencies in Kogi State on March 26, 2023, and intercepted a six-man criminal gang at Gegu Beki, along the Lokoja-Abuja Road.


The spokesperson of the agency, Peter Afunanya, disclosed in a statement that while the gang includes Col AU Suleiman (rtd), Barr. MK Aminu, Kabir Abdullahi, Isah Umar, Kadir Echi and Adama Abdulkarim, items recovered from the members are: One Pump action rifle, four, cartridges; one AK47 empty shells and the sum of 11,030.


He stated: “Yesterday, March 25, 2023, Service operatives apprehended 20year suspected notorious kidnapper, Haruna Adamu at Fotta village in Gombi LGA, Adamawa State. At the point of arrest, one AK-47 rifle, one magazine and four rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.


“On March 23, 2023, one Aminu Ibrahim, a suspected gunrunner was arrested along Kubwa Expressway, Abuja by the Service operatives while on his way from Nasarawa State to deliver four hundred and thirty-two (432) rounds of 7.62 x39mm caliber ammunition concealed in a four-litre gallon of palm oil to a bandit in Niger State.


Afunanya said the sum of N21,400 was also recovered from the suspect.


He added: “Earlier on March 22, 2023, Babangida Ibrahim, an arms courier to bandits in Zamfara State was apprehended along Bukuru in Jos South LGA, Plateau State. Recovered from him were four hundred and sixty-eight (468) rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammunition and the N21, 090.


“All the suspects have been taken into custody and will be prosecuted accordingly.


“Meanwhile, the Service and relevant security agencies are carrying out further investigations into related matters in parts of the country.


“It should be noted that the Service will continue to collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to curb crime in the country. Members of the public are enjoined to avail the agencies relevant information for counter actions against criminal and subversive elements.”

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