By Chidinma Chukwu, Abuja.
The Nigerian Police on Wednesday paraded forty seven suspects for various offenses ranging from armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, car snatching, banditry and unlawful possession of firearms among others.
Parading the suspects at the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters in Abuja, the force public relations officer DCP Frank Mba said the suspects were apprehended in different states by the police Intelligence Response Team and other detectives (IRT).
Weapons recovered from the suspects include, 321 rounds of live ak47 ammunition, nine pistols, 10 AK49 riffles , seven AK 47 riffles, 864 rounds of live cartridges, 583 pieces of fake Army camouflage, N258,570 cash, one GPMG riffles and other incriminating items.
Among those paraded is 30 years old Sani Mohammed a suspected kidnapper who confessed to have killed more than fifty of his victims that could not afford ransom on the order of his boss Yellow Jambros.
Yellow Jambros is currently on the run and on watch list of the Nigerian police.
Sani who wore a fake military camouflage said he carried out his operations mainly within Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara. He said his boss, Yellow Jambros provides him with the fake uniforms and riffles.
Sani who is a sector commander of the gang is said to have more than 100 members under his command.
Seven armed robbery suspects linked to an attack on a bullion van on the 29th July, 2020 in Ebonyi state were also paraded. The attack on the bullion van claimed the lives of four police officers.
Two of the seven suspects were said to be dismissed soldiers.
The gang leader, Sunday Shoyemi from Bayelsa state (46 years old) said it took them two weeks to monitor the bullion van before carrying out the operation before they were eventually caught.
Frank MBA who stressed that there is no hiding place for criminals advised Nigerians to be watchful and ensure they report any suspected criminal to the Nigerian police.