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2 vigilante members arrested for robbery, murder in Abraka

By Perez Brisibe

TWO operatives of the Abraka vigilante group have been arrested by men of the Abraka Police Division in connection with last Saturday’s robbery and suspected murder of one Alhaji Mohammed Basa at Orioka, Abraka.

The Police are also on the trail of three other members of the group, who fled following the arrest of their colleagues.

The victim, Basa, 55, an indigene of Nasarawa State, was said to have been travelling to Benin, the Edo State capital, from Kwale, Delta State, in company of his son, Mohammed Dio, when they were allegedly ambushed by the vigilante group, who took away their motorcycle, N10,000 and three mobile phones.

Giving the names of the suspects as Michael and Umufo, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said the matter was reported at the Abraka Police Station by Mohammad Dio, who escaped after suffering multiple cuts on his body.

The Police boss, in a statement, said according to reports by Dio, the suspects and three others, who are at large, ambushed them, tied them up, dragged them to an uncompleted building, where they were stabbed several times, but he (son) escaped and alerted the Police.

Mr. Zanna also explained that the scene of the incident has been visited by a patrol team from the division, but the victim (Basa) was not found, hence a search for him or his remains has been launched.



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