The information was contained in a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, where he said that the suspects have undergone internal disciplinary measures and punished according to the gravity of their offences, Punch reports.

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The suspects have been identified as: ASP Yuguda Abba, Sgt. Habila Sarki, Diphen Nimmyel, Sgt.Yasan Danda, Sgt. Abbas Mailalle, Sgt. Bwanason Tanko, Sgt. Donan James, CPL. Idris Salisu and CPL. Zakari Kofi.

Awunah said that the arrest, interrogation and subsequent confession of the suspects has also led to the arrest of 19 other suspects as well as the recovery of arms and ammunition.

According to him, the items recovered included, 14 AK 47 rifles, one Pump Action gun, one locally made pistol, 363 rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, 71K2 live ammunition, 25 live cartridges.