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Wike Bandits Nigerian police arrest

Nyisome Wike, hard talking former governor one Nigeria’s oil rich state, Rivers, has placed a N20 million bounty on the heads of two individuals believed to be the lynchpin of recent banditry, kidnap and other criminality that shook Abuja, the nation’s capital, recently.

Wike placed the bounty in his capacity as Minister, federal capital territory, FCT.

“I want them dead or alive,” the minister said.

“I will give them N20 million, go and fish them out from wherever they are, use that money on their head.

” I want to see them dead or alive,” he emphasized again.

Wike made this declaration during his first visit to the FCT Police Command, where recently arrested criminals were publicly displayed on Wednesday in Abuja.

FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, had reported successful arrests of eight members of a one-chance group and the most wanted gang of kidnappers, based on credible intelligence.

Among those arrested were the heads of a criminal syndicate, operating with their wives.

They were caught after collecting N2 million ransom money each on behalf of their husbands.

This group was responsible for kidnappings and killings in Kabusa, Defense estate, and surrounding the police said.

The minister commended the FCT Police Command and promised additional support, including more vehicles and communication gadgets, to enhance intelligence gathering and arrests.

“We will do everything humanly possible to provide all that you require to fight crime and criminality in FCT. We believe in the next few weeks you will get more vehicles, more communication gadgets that will enable you and your men to face these criminals,” stated Wike.

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Assuring residents of the FCT, he highlighted the government’s of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu preparedness to combat crime, saying, “Every day is for the thief, the one day is for the owner of the house.”

Wike urged residents to view the police as allies and encouraged them to provide crucial information for effective law enforcement.

 


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