Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

Six members of a gang that specialised in kidnapping in Kaduna State and its environs met their waterloo, at the weekend, when men of the Nigeria Police arrested them.
Police say the notorious kidnapping gang had operated for several months in Kaduna State, and had carried out a number of kidnappings, but was smashed by its Intelligence Response Team.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, six members of the syndicate arrested include Kashimu Shehu ‘m’ aka Baliago (the gang Leader); Aliyu Mato ‘m’ aka yellow; Muhammedu Mamman ‘m’; Hassan Bello ‘m’; Bala Mohammed ‘m’; and Ishiaku Kabiru.
ACP Kolawole said the arrested kidnappers, who have been terrorising Kaduna and Zaria area of Kaduna State will soon be arraigned in court.
“The gang was responsible for the abduction of Rev. Yakubu Dzarma, Rev. Emmanuel Dziggan and Rev. Illiya Anthony on March 21, 2016, at Dutse village in Kaduna State while Dan’Azumi Mohammed was kidnapped alongside her sister, Hajara Mohammed on April 4, 2016 at Andun Jangwan village in the State, by the same gang. Though they were All were later freed, Rev. Illiya Anthony died in the custody of his abductors.
“The arrest of these kidnappers is indicative of the Force commitment to the fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in the country.
“The IGP while commending the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT and other Police operatives involved in the arrest of the suspects for their dedication and professionalism, said that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang.
“The Inspector General of Police also appeals to the citizens to support the Nigeria Police Force by providing useful information that could help in unmasking the criminal elements in the country,” the statement appealed.


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