Scores of individuals have been killed in each states.
In an assertion on Tuesday night, police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, listed the names of the suspects and arms recovered from them.
Read the total assertion under:
Police Parade Major Gunrunners in Benue-Taraba Axis
The renewed methods adopted by the Nigeria Police Force to cease the incessant killings of harmless Nigerians and curtail the proliferation of firearms throughout the nation, most particularly within the North-Central States have been yielding optimistic outcomes. The IGP Intelligence Response Team and the Police Special Forces mandated by the IGP to work with Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba State Commands, within the final two weeks arrested the Eleven (11) suspects talked about above inside Benue and Taraba States and recovered from them have been Ten (10) AK47 Rifles and different assorted firearms and ammunition.
2. In the primary two instances, the suspects confessed to have been answerable for the provision of AK47 rifles and different firearms and ammunition to armed bandits, militias, and legal herdsmen/farmers in Benue and Taraba States.
three. The first suspect, Morris Ashwe 36yrs Native of Mbajima Village Katsina Ala LGA Benue State confessed and admitted to have been supplying firearms and ammunition to the infamous and most wished vicious and infamous gang chief of militia, murderers and kidnappers Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana who was declared wished by the Nigeria Police Force for the cruel killings of a number of harmless individuals and wanton destruction of properties value Millions of Naira, at ZakiBiam in Benue State on 20th March, 2017 and for different violent crimes akin to Culpable Homicide, Mischief by Fire and Criminal Conspiracy and the killing of Mr. Deneen Igbana (late) the Special Adviser on Security to the Governor of Benue State.
four. In the second case, all of the three (three) suspects specifically Kabiru Idris, Miracle Emmanuel and Husseini Safiyanu have been arrested in Taraba State and of their possession Five (5) AK47 rifles, Thirteen (13) AK47 Magazines, Eighty Three (83) Rounds of AK47 Ammunition have been recovered. They confessed to have been supplying AK47 rifles and different firearms and ammunition to Militia teams, armed bandits and different criminals in Taraba and Benue States who they admitted have been attacking and killing harmless folks in villages in Taraba and Benue States.
5. The third case involving Seven (7) suspected kidnappers. These suspected kidnappers have been arrested within the act of motion to kidnap an outstanding particular person in Makurdi Benue State. The arrest was made doable from intelligence gathered by the IGP Intelligence Response Team. Two (2) Beretta Pistols have been recovered from them. They confessed to have been answerable for a number of kidnappings in Benue, Taraba and Some a part of Nasarawa State within the current previous.
6. Investigation is being strengthened to arrest different suspects at massive. All suspects shall be arraigned in courtroom on completion of investigation.
7. The deployment of further fifteen (15) Police cellular Force models to reinforce the energy of the Benue State Police Command has beefed-up safety within the State and assist in sustaining the peace which have been restored to the state.
eight. The Force hereby needs to guarantee the folks of Benue and different contiguous state of its dedication to maintain the peaces which have been restored in these states.
i. Morris Ashwe 36yrs Native of Mbajima Village Katsina Ala LGA Benue State (Working for Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana)
Recovered from him have been
i. Five (5) AK47 Rifles,
ii. Two Hundred and Thirty Eight (238) Rounds of AK47 Ammunition
iii. Forty (40) Smoke Grenade Canisters
iv. Seventy Nine (79) LAR Rifle Ammunition
2nd Case: ILLEGAL FIREARMS DEALERS
i. Kabiru Idris 43yrs – Principal Suspect – Arrested in Takum Town, Taraba State
ii. Miracle Emmanuel – Principal Suspect and Gang Leader 27yrs Native of Anambra State
iii. Husseini Safiyanu Native of Taraba State – Principal Suspect
Recovered from them have been
i. Five (5) AK47 Rifles
ii. Thirteen (13) AK47 Magazines
iii. Eighty Three (83) Rounds of AK47 Ammunition
third Case – KIDNAPPERS/ARMED ROBBERS
i. Emmanuel Ushehemba Kwembe 28yrs Native of Ushongo LGA Benue state,
ii. Sekad Uver 28yrs Native of Koshisha LGA Benue State,
iii. Ordure Fada 22yrs Native of Kwande LGA Benue State,
iv. Stephen Jirgba 18yrs Native of Vande kya LGA Benue State
v. Peter Lorham 24yrs Native of Kinshisha LGA Benue State
vi. Achir Gabriel 30yrs Native of Ushongo LGA Benue State,
vii. Lorhemen Akwambe 35yrs Native of Guma LGA Benue State.
i. Two (2) Beretta Pistols