Metro Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road

Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road

-

- Advertisment -

Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road

 

 

 

The Police yesterday paraded 93 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers terrorising Niger, Katsina and Kaduna states, especially on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

It said 35 AK47 rifles, 21 Dane guns, 500 live ammunition and other weapons, including a rocket launcher, were recovered from the suspects.

Parading the suspects at Katari village on the Kaduna-Abuja highway, Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba said the suspects were arrested in the last two weeks in joint operations in Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states.

He said 35 AK47 rifles, 21 Dane guns and more than 500 live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Mba attributed the success to Operation Puff Adderlaunched to dislodge criminals from the Kaduna-Abuja expressway and the country at large.

Mba, who was flanked by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Aji Ali Janga, said the joint operations comprised policemen from operations, intelligence, technical, counter-terrorism and special protection units, among others.

He said the operation was designed to tackle kidnaping, robbery and banditry, adding that the success recorded so far was huge.

Mba said: “The suspects were arrested from Matari forest, Niger axis and some were pursued to as far as Katsina.

“We are determined to descend very hard on criminals. We recovered 37 AK 47 rifles, 12 locally made guns, a revolver pistol, 60,000 fake US dollars, military uniforms and a foreign made pistol.

“A few days ago, the IG rolled out a new counter kidnaping strategy. It will help us curtail crimes.”

The Force spokesman said the Office of the Inspector General of Police provided supervisory and supportive roles to the operations.

Janga assured farmers at Birnin Gwari and other volatile areas that “it is now safe for them to return to their farms.”

He said the new operations being conducted in synergy with the commanders of various units had achieved success.

“Farmers who farm along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, Birnin Gwari and other volatile areas can go back to their farms. They are now safe,” Janga said.

One of the suspects arrested, Isah, said it was his first time of committing the crime and that he had not collected ransom before he was arrested.

Another suspect, Salisu Abubakar, who claimed to be a cleric, said he was aware that his clients belonged to criminal gangs, but that he only supported them with good luck charms. “I have never participated in crimes,” he added. (The Nation)

Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Parrot Nigeria
An online news aggregator

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Photos: Laycon, Timi Dakolo thrill guests as Dimeji Bankole marries Aisha

              Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole married Aisha Mohammed Saidu, at a Nikkah ceremony in Abuja...

Uganda’s Museveni Set For Sixth Term After 35-Year Rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results on Saturday placing him firmly...

3 Abortions, Forced Sex: Why I Set My Boyfriend Ablaze – 17year old

          17-year-old prospective Law student at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Alex Esther, narrates to JOHN CHARLES how she set...

Naomi Osaka Pens ‘Seven-Figure’ Louis Vuitton Deal

        Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has been unveiled as a brand ambassador for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. The financial...

Beautiful New Lagos Airport Terminal ready [Photos]

            The new Lagos international airport terminal is ready. It is being beautified with artworks depicting the culture and landmarks...

Bill Gates now biggest landowner in America

                  World’s biggest philanthropist Bill Gates and one of the world’s richest has earned a new title: he is the...

TRENDING

23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer vaccine — Officials

            Twenty-Three people died in Norway within days of receiving...

BREAKING! Popular Comedian Dies While Performing On Stage

            Popular Nigerian comedian, , Okobonokpia Okpia Osaretin has died. TRIXX...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you