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Police arrest suspected bandits with rocket launcher in Yobe



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The Police in Yobe said they arrested two suspected bandits, Hassan Abubakar and Abubakar Shehu, allegedly in possession of a Remotely Piloted Machine Gun (RPGM) in the state.

The Police Spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim stated this in a statement in Damaturu.
He said the prime suspect, Abubakar, 35, was arrested in Karasuwa town on September 14, after he had taken delivery of the rocket launcher and concealed it in his vehicle.
“ The first suspect was arrested driving a Hiace 18-seater bus in Karasuwa based on a tip-off, while on a mission to collect RPMG. He was intercepted after collecting the mortar.
“ He later implicated one Abubakar Shehu aka Kurma, 32, of Bare Bare area via Maradun in Zamfara State,” Abdulkarim said.
The spokesman said both Abubakar and his accomplice, Shehu, were believed to be bandits’ couriers conveying weapons to and from various locations in Zamfara, Kano, Niger, Benue, Yobe, among others.
“ The first suspect confessed that the second suspect was the courier to bandits in Zamfara, and was trailed and arrested by Yobe police detectives in Maradun,” he said.
Abdulkarim said the case was under investigation at the state headquarters, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Ahmed, had commended the detectives for the arrest, and urged members of the public to assist the police with credible information to fight crime.

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