Agents of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Response Team (IRT) have arrested eight robbery suspects allegedly involved in robbing motorists on the Abuja – Suleja road.
Mr. Abba Kyari, the commander of the team, told the News Agency of Nigeria, in a phone interview that the arrested suspects included alleged receivers of the stolen vehicles.
“Due to incessant car snatching along Abuja – Suleja road in Niger, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, directed the team to pursue the suspects to make the road safe for all.
“The IRT operatives swung into action and arrested eight of the suspected armed robbers in Abuja; Niger and Kogi States,’’ Kyari said.
He also said that among items recovered from the suspects, whose ages range between 23 and 35, are some vehicles believed to have been snatched by the hoodlums.
“Some stolen cars were recovered and serious effort is on to arrest other gang members and recover more stolen cars,” Kyari said.