Troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

Troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

- Two suspected kidnappers have been caught by troops of the Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna

- The suspects are still in the custody while investigation is ongoing

- Also, peace has been restored to in Otukpo, Benue state after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting

Troops of the Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna while on patrol around Rijana apprehended two suspected kidnappers.

According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, the suspects are still in the custody while investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, troops of the 72 Special Force Battalion have restored peace in Otukpo, Benue state following an altercations that ensued after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting and opened fire.

Troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

The names of the suspected kidnappers were however not released to the public. Photo credit: Nigerian Army

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Members of the All Progressive Congress were holding a meeting in a hotel along Old Otukpo road when the armed men reportedly stormed the venue and started shooting sporadically. Two persons were killed and another was wounded.

NAIJ.com gathered that the troops have dominated the general area with patrol to avert any breakdown of law and order.

The troops had on Monday, April 16, on Operation MESA at Yogbo in Guma local government area of the state encountered about 20 militia herdsmen at Teguma village while on patrol.

Four of the militia herdsmen were neutralised during the encounter while others fled following superior gun power.

The armed herdsmen attacked the village in broad day light, burning down several houses.

Some of the villagers who spoke to our correspondent accused the Miyetti Allah of recruiting the armed herdsmen to attack their villages, calling on the federal government to address the situation.

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"A closer look at them shows they are not Nigerians, they are foreigners recruited by the Miyetti Allah to attack us and chase us away from our ancestral lands. The government need to do something about it as we keep on losing our people everyday,” a source said.

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