The Nigerian Police have arrested the alleged mastermind behind the violent assault on the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train, which occurred in March 2022.

The arrested suspect was identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi, also known as Mandi.

The development was announced during a press briefing in Kaduna on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

He informed the press that the arrest marks a significant breakthrough in the investigation into the incidents.

Adejobi also disclosed that Mandi participated in the abduction of students from Greenfield University in 2021.

The police said that 48 AK-47 rifles were seized during Mandi’s arrest, and efforts are underway to identify his sponsor and supplier of weapons.

The train was attacked on March 28, 2022, when kidnappers derailed the train and killed eight people while 62 others were kidnapped. The federal government later paid ransom, running into hundreds of millions of naira, to secure the release of the remaining victims.

Lagos Market Chaos: Police Arrest 50 Suspects Amid Hoodlum Clash

Lagos State Police Command operatives apprehended more than 50 individuals on Thursday following a clash between hoodlums at the renowned Ile-Epo foodstuff market in Alimosho Local Government Area.

The conflict, which started on Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday morning, saw warring thugs exchanging blows as they sought retribution over an undisclosed grievance, resulting in the burning of shops and the destruction of goods.

Lagos Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, declared in a statement that order has been reestablished at the market in the state.

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