Nigerian gunman arrested in Nairobi
29 April 2016, 19:13
Nairobi - Police have arrested a Nigerian gunman thought to be behind a spate of robberies and kidnappings in Nairobi.
Police arrested the Nigerian man who is suspected to be part of a criminal gang targeting foreigners.
Flying Squad officers trailed the man who was at a popular bar in the uptown Kileleshwa estate where they recovered a pistol and eight rounds of ammunition.
He was alone at the time.
" We have arrested a man who we believe will help us with investigations," Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome stated.
Kilimani Police chief Peter Katam confirmed that the suspect is being
interrogated to help trace his accomplices who have been terrorising
He linked the Nigerian to a number of high profile kidnappings for ransom that have taken place in the City in recent months.
It was not confirmed how the Nigerian was in the country in the first place.
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