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Kogi Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, recover arms, ammunition

Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have arrested three suspected kidnappers responsible for series of kidnapping activities along Itobe – Ayingba Highway.

It was gathered that police operatives arrested the duo of Danlami Shauibu and Kabiru Amodu, both of Adumu Village, following intelligence-led operations to contain the activities of criminal elements in the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP William Aya, who made this known in a statement on Saturday said that the suspects confessed to belonging to a gang responsible for terrorising road users 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 8.30am.

“Upon searching their houses, the following items were recovered: 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,” Aya noted.

DSP Aya said effort is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang, adding that all the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

“While commending officers for the breakthrough, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban assured members of the public of the Command’s determination, in synergy with other security agencies in the state, to ensure adequate safety of life and property,” he added.

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