Police yesterday said they arrested 50 suspects linked to kidnapping, armed robbery, possession of firearms and trafficking hard drugs.
Force spokesman Frank Mba said this during a media briefing in Abuja.
He said one AK47 rifle, seven locally-made pistols, 2,496 rounds of AK47 ammunition, cutlasses, house-breaking implements, five cartons of Tramadol and four bags of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered from the suspects.
Giving a breakdown of some of the cases, Mba said that four of suspects were arrested in connection with armed robbery, two others for gunrunning.
He said their arrest followed close monitoring of their activities by intelligence operatives of the police.
Mba said that the suspects were transporting AK47 live ammunition from Jos to the leader of a robbery gang in Kaduna when they were intercepted.
Mba said that the police were also on the trail of the gang leader who escaped arrest with the support of some of his family members.“This explains why two of the suspects, who are members of the gang and also family members of the gang leader, were arrested. (Nation)