At least 28 persons have been arrested by police for cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
The suspects were arrested in different parts of the country.
The Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday.
The suspects are – Abubakar Ibrahim (21), Basher Shauibu (23), Obinna Ani (37), Kenneth Edeh (35), Uchechukwu Anoada (36), Gyang Dabo (29), Idris Idris (30), Denis Salami (33), Umar Mohammed (60) and Isa Ibrahim.
Others are – Lawali Ibrahim (45), Nasiru Abubakar (42), Murtala Ado (38), Ahmadu Sale, Muhammed Adamu, Muhammed Abubakar, Umra Ibrahim and Mohammed Umara.
He said the suspects were arrested at different locations across the country by the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU).
Items recovered from the suspects included five AK 47 rifles, two locally made Baretta pistols, AK 47 live ammunition and cartridges.
Others are 18 locally-made rifles of different calibers, 27 rounds of live ammunition, 20 rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition, five magazines and 50 cattle.