Police Command in Nasarawa State said it arrested 39 armed robbery suspects between February and May.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ismaila Numan, told journalist at the weekend in Lafia that five suspected stolen vehicles were also recovered, while three other vehicles were arrested by the command during the period under review.
Numan said that the command has also recovered some arms and ammunition from the suspects, including, six AK 47 riffles, 35 locally-made pistols, 64 rounds of live ammunition, 21 cartridges as well as locally-made riffles which used AK 47 ammunition.
The police spokesman also said that the command arrested 34 armed robbery suspects which included six women, on Thursday night at Mararaban Akunza in Lafia.
He said the arrest followed confessions made by some of their accomplices earlier arrested who gave useful information that led to the successful raid of their hideout.
“Following the arrest, assorted narcotic drugs some of which include, Parkalin, Tramadol, Indian hemp were recovered from them,” he said.
He added that a Toyota, Sharon bus, five motorcycles, a Honda Accord saloon car and 26 cutlasses were also recovered from the suspects.
Numan said that out of the 44 other suspects arrested, seven were arrested for rape cases while others for various criminal mischief during the recently- concluded general elections.
The PPRO also said one suspected notorious armed robber was also traced and arrested in Adamawa by men of the command.

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