Police arrest 9man kidnap gang

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As part of efforts to check security challenges in the country, operatives of the Nigeria Police Special Tactical Squad have arrested a 9-man syndicate of high-profile kidnappers that specializes in the abduction of travellers on major highways in the North-Western region of the country.


 In a statement on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba explained that suspects were arrested after investigations by the Police team which uncovered plans by the syndicate to carry out a major abduction of travellers along the Kano-Katsina expressway.


 CP Mba said Police investigations revealed that the modus operandi of the syndicate involved the principal suspect, BASHIR SULE taking a commuter bus to a motor-park, acting as a driver, to convey passengers.


Investigations further revealed that sometimes the principal suspect also joins commuter buses as a passenger and in the course of the journey provides information to his other gang members.


The statement also revealed that the Police team arrested an 11-man notorious gang for their involvement in series of violent crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal possession and illicit sale of prohibited firearms.


Some items recovered from the suspected kidnappers include, eleven high-calibre grenades, eleven sophisticated firearms, fifteen stolen cars, two vehicle jammers, three hundred and eighty-nine AK-47 ammunition, amongst others.





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