Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested five suspected armed robbers in the Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The suspected robbers were arrested with two vehicles containing locally-made guns.
The suspects were nabbed by troops of 176 Battalion, Gwagwalada, during a stop and search operation at the entrance of Kuje Area council on Thursday.
It was gathered that the men were arrested inside two Golf cars with the weapons, after credible intelligence was given to the troops on duty.
“The men were rounded up by troops of 176 Battalion during the routine stop-and-search in the Kuje area,” Sahara Reporters qouted a source to have said.
“They hid several locally-made weapons inside their Golf car. Some of the residents of the area provided intelligence to the military.
“They are still being quizzed on how they got their weapons, where they were heading and what other crimes they had committed.”
Several parts of Abuja have been grappling with insecurity challenges ranging from kidnapping for ransom to armed robbery and carjacking.
Two days ago, gunmen attacked a pregnant woman during a midnight raid on Kwaita community in the Kwali Area Council.
Sources said during the raid, the kidnappers also abducted three persons, including the woman’s husband.
The kidnappers invaded the houses of their victims and whisked them away after shooting sporadically.
The incident comes barely a month after gunmen abducted Punch reporter Okechukwu Nnodim at his house in the Arab Road area of Kubwa.
The kidnappers also attacked his neighbours and went away with the two sons of a widow named Faith Gbeyide.