Police Arrest Seven Suspected Kidnappers, Recover Arms in Kaduna
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Police Arrest Seven Suspected Kidnappers, Recover Arms in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State have arrested seven suspected kidnappers.

The suspects, identified as  25-year-old Yusuf Idi and six others (unnamed), were arrested at Mariri Village in Lere Local Government Area of the State following a sting operation by Police personnel attached to Saminaka Area Command and local hunters. 

An AK-47 rifle with 14 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition, one locally fabricated long range double-barrel gun used for expending 12-gauge live cartridges and one locally made pistol that uses 9mm live ammunition were some of the exhibits recovered from them.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Mohammed Jalige, the suspects confessed to carrying out series of kidnappings, culpable homicide and armed robberies in the area.

He noted that a preliminary investigation is ongoing and efforts have been intensified to recover more arms and ammunition.

The acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Mamman Giwa, while commending the Officers and men for the arrest and recoveries, also warned that any person with the thought of committing any form of crime should have a rethink or risk being neutralized or arrested by the well motivated operatives of the Command.

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