- The police in Kebbi state have arrested four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse local government area of the state
- The police retrieved N800,000 ransom the suspects collected from their victims
- The suspects are Mohammadu Mani, Muhammadu Muhammad, Umar Mohammadu and Abdulkarim Isiya
Four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse local government area of Kebbi state have been apprehended by the state's police command.
DSP Mustapha Suleiman, the police public relations officer in the state, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday, April 15 that the suspects were nabbed by the police patrol team along Koko-Basse- Fakai Road after they completed their operations, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the police retrieved N800,000 ransom the suspects collected from their victims.
Suleiman said: “The suspects are Mohammadu Mani, Muhammadu Muhammad, Umar Mohammadu and Abdulkarim Isiya who were caught while heading to Zuru local government area.
“All the ransom they had collected from their victims were retrieved and they will be charged to court for proper prosecution."
It was reported that the suspects had kidnapped one leader of the Fulani community in Koko-Basse, Alhaji Aliyu Dikko, and collected N300, 000 out of N3 million ransom demanded from his family before he was released.
The suspects were said to have also collected N500, 000 from a victim, whose identity could not be ascertained before the police apprehended them.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force paraded 11 suspects described as vicious kidnappers, who until their arrest, held sway along the now very dangerous Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Some of the suspects were also arrested along the Gwari-Funtua, Birnin Gwari-Kaduna and Kaduna-Kano highways.
The police, through its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, gave the names of the suspects as Hassan Ibrahim, Lukman Jubrin, Yahaya Saibu, Victor Abila, among others.
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