Police arrest 11 suspects, recover seven AK47s in Taraba

Operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team, working with the Taraba State Police Command, have arrested 11 suspected kidnappers in the state.

The police said the suspects were arrested for alleged complicity in various criminal activities in the in state.

The suspects allegedly kidnapped a customs official, a relative of the Emir of Jalingo, and the killing of a police sergeant in Jalingo, the state capital.

The police team equally recovered seven AK47 rifles, two Beretta pistols, 121 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres, four magazines, masks, illicit drugs and other incriminating items during raids of various hideouts of the suspects.

Force spokesman, CP Frank Mba, in a statement yesterday, said the arrest of the suspects followed the deployment of operatives of the Intelligence Response Team by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, to Taraba State to complement the efforts of the Taraba State Police Command in promptly containing the disturbing trend of kidnapping, armed robbery, and other violent crimes in the state.