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Police arrest ‘kidnapers’ in Kogi

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Three kidnapping suspects terrorising road users along Itobe–Ayingba Highway have been arrested by men of Kogi State Police Command.

Officers attached to the Itobe Division under Ajaokuta Area Command first arrested two of the suspects, Danlami Shuaibu and Kabiru Amodu from Adumu village.

They were arrested following intelligence-led operations to contain the activities of criminal elements in the area.

In a statement by DSP William Aya, PPRO of Kogi State police command on Saturday, he noted that the arrested suspects have confessed to being members of a gang responsible for kidnapping along Itobe – Anyigba Highway.

“During preliminary investigation, one of the suspects gave useful information that led to arrest of another suspect named Adejoh Tijani of the same address on 22/10/2021 at about 8.30 am.

The PPRO said exhibits which include One cut to size single barrel gun, one locally-made pistol, one POS machine, one battle axe, one face mask, five live cartridges, and some assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.

He said efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang.

He said the arrested suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

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