**DSS MOVE AGAINST SUSPECTED CRIMINAL*
INTERCEPT ARMS MEANT TO CAUSE MISCHIEF ACROSS NIGERIA
In apparent response to reported threats to National security, the Department of State Services (DSS) the has carried out a joint operation with sister security agencies with successes in Kogi and other states.
Spokesman of the department, Peter Affunaya said that during the operation, the security team intercepted a six man criminal gang at Gegu Beki, along the Lokoja-Abuja Road.
According to a press release he signed Affunaya explained that the gang includes Col AU Suleiman (rtd), Barr. MK Aminu, Kabir Abdullahi, Isah Umar, Kadir Echi and Adama Abdulkarim.
Items recovered from the members of the gang includes: one (1) Pump action rifle;
Four (4) catridges;
One (1) AK47 empty shell and the sum of eleven thousand, thirty naira (11,030).
He said, only yesterday yesterday, the Service operatives apprehended a 20 year old suspected notorious kidnapper, Haruna Adamu at Fotta village in Gombi LGA of Adamawa State.
At the point of arrest, he said , one (1) AK-47 rifle, one (1) magazine and four (4) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.
The spokesman further stated that, on the 23rd of March,, one Aminu Ibrahim, a suspected gunrunner was also arrested along Kubwa Expressway in Abuja by the Service operatives while on his way from Nasarawa State to deliver four hundred and thirty-two (432) rounds of 7.62 x39mm caliber ammunition concealed in a four (4) litre gallon of palm oil to a bandit in Niger State.
The sum of Twenty-one Thousand, Four hundred Naira (N21,400) was also recovered from the suspect. Earlier on 22nd March, 2023, Babangida Ibrahim, an arms courier to bandits in Zamfara State was apprehended along Bukuru in Jos South LGA, Plateau State.
Recovered from him were four hundred and sixty-eight (468) rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammunition and the sum of twenty one thousand, ninety naira (21, 090).
All the suspects have been taken into custody and will be prosecuted accordingly. Meanwhile, the Service and relevant security agencies are carrying out further investigations into related matters in parts of the country.
Affunaya noted that the Service will continue to collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to curb crime in the country, even as he enjoined members of the public to avail the agencies relevant information for counter actions against criminal and subversive elements.