A suspected armed robber and cultist, have been arrested by men of the Kaduna State Police force, and a Baretta pistol recovered from him.
This was disclosed in a statement by Spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, in Kaduna on Sunday.
In his statement, Jalige, said:
“We were reliably informed that a suspected armed robber responsible for terrorizing and dispossessing unsuspecting commuters of their valuables on Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna, was sighted at an usual spot.
“On getting a hint of the situation, the operatives of the command swiftly swung into action, carefully traced the location and succeeded in apprehending the suspect.”
He said that the suspect hails from Dekina LGA in Kogi and lives in Karatudu Unguwan Romi, Kaduna.
“We recovered in his possession 92G Elite Centurion Baretta Pistol loaded with six rounds of 9mm ammunition.”
He said, the suspect confessed to being a member of Black Axe cult group, where he acquired the prohibited firearm.
“The operatives have expanded investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang and recover their operational weapons after which the suspect would be charged to court,” he added.
Jalige said that the command has urged communities to work closely with the police to ensure success in the fight against criminal elements.
He said Commissioner of Police Umar Muri has assured all those who volunteer information to police of their safety and absolute confidentiality.