Police arrest suspected robbers, recover car in Niger


The police in Niger state have arrested two suspected robbers terrorising the Zuma Rock area near Madalla in the Suleja Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects, Peter Ali, 23, and Paul Ishaku, 27, were arrested by the police after robbing one Sgt. Usman Saidu of the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade, Asokoro, Abuja, of his Honda Accord car.

It was learnt that the victim was driving in the red Honda Accord car along the Abuja-Kaduna highway when the robbers attacked and robbed him of his car, one Infinix mobile phone and other valuables.

sources gathered that the bandits, numbering about six, were wearing military camouflage during the operation.

Checks revealed that the suspects, who hailed from Maiduguri, Borno State, operated on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on a daily basis.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, told our correspondent on Thursday that the operatives recovered the stolen car.

According to him, during the investigation, Ali confessed to have conspired with Ishaku to rob the victim.

Ali narrated that they had been operating on the highway for over five years.

Asked why he left his state to rob in Niger State, the suspect said, “There is nothing in Borno again; the state is deserted, a lot of people are relocating to other states due to the insurgency.”