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Police nab 10 suspects for allegedly killing officer in Borno

The commissioner of police in the state, Yiususf Mohammed, stated this while addressing newsmen on the arrest on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

• July 25, 2023
Policemen used to illustrate story [Credit: Premium Times Nigeria]

The police command in Borno has arrested 10 suspects for allegedly killing a policeman attached to the command`s Crack Unit.

The commissioner of police in the state, Yiususf Mohammed, stated this while addressing newsmen on the arrest on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

The commissioner, who said that 78 others were also arrested with for other crimes, said the suspects stabbed late Constable Babagana Mala, with a sharp object on his back.

“On receipt of distress call, the Police patrol team responded and rescued the victim to Maiduguri Specialist Hospital for treatment where he was later certified dead.

“Police undercover operatives obtained a video clip of the incident from a good Samaritan, which led to the arrest of the following suspects: Usman Audu, Hauwa Usman, Aisha Musa, Abba Bala.

“Sunday Garba, David Paul, Mohammed Abubakar, Jude Eze, Amaechi Abdulsalam, and Nduibuse Nnaji,” 2he said.

He said the case had been transferred to the state criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

The commissioner said that other suspects were also arrested in various raids on black spots within the metropolis, including a syndicate of four ladies and a man suspected to specialise in shoplifting.

“The command has taken bold steps to checkmate youths’ involvement in violent crime, criminalities and anti-social behaviour.

“This will reduce the fear of committing crime and improve quality of life and ease of doing business, particularly in Maiduguri metropolis and beyond,” he said.

He advised parents to always show keen interest on the type of friends and peer groups their children/wards associate with.

He urged the public to always give the Police timely information on the activities of unpatriotic elements hibernating in their neighborhoods.

“The Command shall remain resolute and committed in checkmating acts of lawlessness and excesses of youths.

“The general public is once again reminded to avail themselves of the Nigeria police Rescue-me Apps, which can be downloaded on Google Play store and GSM No. 08130579204,” he said.


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