15 high profile kidnappers in police net

Posted by News Express | 5 April 2016 | 4,098 times

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The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 15 suspected kidnappers, including those alleged to be responsible for abducting three pastors and an Army Colonel who was found dead.

Some of them also confessed to be the ones terrorising commuters on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

The Police said they have rescued two kidnap victims, one Engr Mansur Musa and Elijah Afolabi from the deadly kidnappers.

The Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu, while addressing reporters shortly after parading the suspects, said the gang included those who kidnapped Engr. Mansur Ahmed along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

He said some of the suspects were found in possession of foreign currencies and valuables suspected to have been snatched from their victims.

Some of the suspects confessed to be members of kidnapping gangs operating along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

One of them told newsmen he was among members of the gang that kidnapped a Pastor in Jere, Kaduna State.

The Commissioner said the police were still investigating the involvement of the suspects in the alleged kidnapping of late Colonel Ismail Inusa, who was killed last week along the same road.

“In two to three days all necessary information as regards to the suspects will be revealed as investigation is ongoing,” he said

The commissioner said other suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team in Kabala West for threatening some prominent personalities from their village and demanding for ransom.

He reassured members of the public of police readiness to make Kaduna safe and habitable.

He urged residents to assist the police with useful information to track down criminals in the state.

•Sourced from Daily Trust. Photo shows some of the suspected kidnappers, paraded by Kaduna State Police Command yesterday.

Source: News Express

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