Notorious Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended in Nasarawa State, Weapons Recovered

Operatives from the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Nasarawa State Command successfully apprehended a notorious armed robbery suspect, Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf, on January 10, 2024.

The arrest took place in Fadama Bauna, a community located in the Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Acting on credible information, the police operatives conducted an intelligence-led patrol, leading to the interception and subsequent arrest of the suspect.

Operational Details:

According to DSP Ramhan Nansel, the spokesperson for the command, the police operatives encountered individuals suspected to be armed robbers riding an unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle during their patrol.

The suspects, upon realizing the presence of the police, abandoned the motorcycle and attempted to flee.

A determined pursuit ensued, resulting in the successful apprehension of Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf, while two other suspects managed to escape.

Recovery of Incriminating Evidence:

Following the arrest, a thorough search of Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf led to the discovery of an AK 47 rifle in his possession, along with the seized motorcycle, both of which were recovered as exhibits.

The recovery of these items underscores the potential criminal intent and activities associated with the apprehended suspect.

Police Statement:

DSP Ramhan Nansel provided details in a statement, stating, “The hoodlums abandoned the motorcycle and took to flight on sighting the policemen, but were given a hot chase.

Consequently, one Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf was arrested while two others escaped. A search was conducted on him where one AK 47 rifle and a motorcycle were recovered as an exhibit.”


The successful arrest of Kabiru Alhaji Yusuf demonstrates the commitment of the Nasarawa State Police Command’s Anti-Robbery Unit in combating criminal activities.

The recovery of an AK 47 rifle raises concerns about potential threats posed by armed individuals, emphasizing the importance of diligent law enforcement efforts in maintaining public safety and security.

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