Police in Kaduna State said they have arrested a suspected armed robber and cultist, and recovered a Baretta pistol from him.
Spokesman Mohammed Jalige made the disclosure in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday.
Jalige said the command acted on credible intelligence received from a Good Samaritan through the DPO Kabala West on May 8, about 7am
“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,” Jalige said.
According to him, the suspect confessed to being a member of Black Axe cult group and 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.