The Department of State Services (DSS) in a release signed by Peter Afunanya,the Service Public Relations Officer, said it carried out a joint operation with sister security agencies in Kogi State on 26th March, 2023. During the operation, the security team intercepted a six man criminal gang at Gegu Beki, along the Lokoja-Abuja Road.
The arrested criminal gang included; Col AU Suleiman (rtd), Barr. MK Aminu, Kabir Abdullahi, Isah Umar, Kadir Echi and Adama Abdulkarim, items recovered from the gang members are:
One (1) Pump action rifle;
Four (4) catridges;
One (1) AK47 empty shell and the sum of eleven thousand, thirty naira (11,030).
Also on 25th March, 2023, the Service operatives apprehended 20year suspected notorious kidnapper, Haruna Adamu at Fotta village in Gombi LGA, Adamawa State. At the point of arrest, one (1) AK-47 rifle, one (1) magazine and four (4) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.
On 23rd March, 2023, one Aminu Ibrahim, a suspected gunrunner was arrested along Kubwa Expressway, 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).
The service stated that all the suspects have been taken into custody and will be prosecuted accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Service and relevant security agencies were carrying out further investigations into related matters in parts of the country.
The Service assured members of a continued collaboration with appropriate stakeholders to curb crime in the country.
DSS enjoined members of the public to avail the agencies relevant information for counter actions against criminal and subversive elements.