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Command nabs two suspected robbers, recover arms

The police in Abuja have arrested two suspected robbers who were allegedly on their way to Minna , Niger State , for a robbery operation .

The new Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police , Abubakar Bello , stated this on Thursday, adding that one Beretta pistol , one locally-made revolver and six rounds of 9 mm live ammunition were recovered from Suleiman Hasimu and Muhammad .

The CP explained that the suspects were apprehended around the Zuba Flyover at about 5 . 30 pm following a tip -off .

He said , “ The policemen at the Zuba division subsequently moved in and arrested the two suspected armed robbers at about 17 . 30 hrs . They were on their way to Minna , Niger State , for a major robbery operation . ”

“ The suspects have been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for investigation . ”
The police boss said he would reduce crime to the barest minimum in the FCT and called for public support through the provision of timely information.

“ My priority as the CP is to reduce crime . I intend to do this in partnership with the FCT residents , ” he said .

Bello said the police control room could be reached on 08032003913 , 08061581938 , 07057337653 and 08028940883

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