Borno Police Commands Nab 18 Suspects For Rape, Other Criminal Offenses

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The Borno Police Command has arrested 18 suspects for rape, vandalising and possession of dangerous weapons in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC and Jere Local Council in the state.

The arrests were made in the first two weeks of January 2023.

Parading the suspects, yesterday, in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Abdu Umar disclosed that either they repent of get caught and face the wrath of law.

The CP said on criminal conspiracy, mischief and theft of government property were committed by Tujja Ali, 18 and Modu Bilal, 19, who were in possession of 283 pieces of bolts and nuts.

On criminal conspiracy and public disturbances with dangerous weapons, he said: “One Sunusi Abubakar, 20, from Shuwari area noticed some boys running within the area and sighted some youths who called themselves, as Karangiya group.”

He added that they were armed with sticks and cutlasses and started beating Mohammed Alhaji Bukar, while his friend ran away.

He added, While beating the victim to run for his dear life, Ali Bukar, 18, of the Al-Miskin IDP camp used a knife and attempted to cut off the victim’ head.

The police boss explained that the victim used his left hand and shielded his head, while his hand was cut off by the suspects and run away from the scene.

He added that the principal suspect, Ali Bukar and five others, were arrested for investigation, before prosecuting them in court.

According to him, five other suspects were also arrested this month for raping five girls in Shani and Gwange community of Maiduguri metropolis.

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