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Gang Leader Mistakingly Shoots Himself During Operation

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A 25-year-old five-man gang leader, Ali Sule, an indigene of Idah village in Kogi State who mistakenly shot himself on the leg while on operation at Kubwa, FCT Abuja has been arrested by Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The suspect who was arrested alongside his four accomplices, namely Abdulrahman Usman, Yakubu Mohammed, Abdul Jubrin, all indigenes of Kogi state and Samuel Edwin from Benue state were earlier involved in an attack on two policemen in Kogi state and carted away their two AK47 rifles.

While parading the suspects before newsmen at the Special Tactical Team (STS) office at Abuja, on Thursday, the Force Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) Frank Mba said, “A five man robbery gang terrorizing Kubwa axis of the FCT have been arrested.

According to Mba the gang, led by Ali Sule confessed to have earlier last year attacked two police men who were ridding on a motorcycle and took away two rifles from the officers.

“Following the incident, Operatives of IRT opened up investigations and a careful follow up on the case led to the arrest of the five gang members after a successful robbery operation at a pharmaceutical shop in Kubwa.

“During the operation, one of the robbers in the cause of trying to fire the rifle mistakely fired himself and was eventually arrested. This led to the arrest of other four and the recovery of the two rifles.”

While speaking to newsmen, Ali Sule pleaded guilty of taking active role in the attack on the two officers and other criminal offenses.

He said, “My guys informed me of two police men who were in the early hours of the day driving on motorcycle with their rifles along Gwagwa road in Kogi state.

“So we cut a cashew tree and beat the one at the back, he fell down and we collected the two rifles from their hands and immediately hid them in the bush for one month.

“After one month, l told them that, instead of wasting the rifles in the Bush, there is one pharmacy at my area. It is better we use the guns for the operation. So they came and we went to the pharmacy.

“When we got there, we charged them but they were not having money, so we collected their phones, laptop and other of their belongings. We didn’t know how to shot the gun, when I mistakely touch the thread, the bullet shots me on my leg.”

Meanwhile, Mba further told newsmen that, a total of 48 suspects, including a female, 27 weapons of assorted make (14 of the kalashino family), two Soft Machine guns, one Pump Action gun, a Barreta Pistol, Laptops, Phones, POS machines and assorted charms and other kind of weapons were recovered from the suspects.

According to him, the arrests were made by operatives of the Force ilIntelligence Bureau, specifically the STS, IRT among others.

He said, “The suspects paraded today are suspects who have been properly investigated, profiled for cases of kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, cattle rustling, cybercrime, unlawful possessions of prohibited weapons and other related offenses clearly established against them. INDEPENDENT

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