Thursday, 12 March 2020

IRT, STS Arrest 105 Kidnappers within Northwest Region: Olusegun Ariyo

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Operatives of the Intelligent Response Team (IRS) and Strategic Tactical Squad (STS) of the Nigeria police have arrested one hundred and five (105) kidnappers within the northwest region of the country that consists of Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto and mainly Abuja Kaduna Express road.

A statement from the Force Public Relation Officer, Dcp Frank Mba said most of the kidnappers engage in attacking of luxurious buses including an attack on the emir of potiskum’s convoy along Zaria Kaduna road last December.

Mba said suspects arrested had confessed to multiple kidnappings and killings in several states including the attack on a luxury bus other vehicles.
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He said more efforts are in progress to arrest the remaining gangs' members and recover more weapon while all suspect arrested will be prosecuted at the end of investigation.
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Item recovered include 50 AK47 rifles and another dangerous weapon, Drug, motorcycles and cars modified to conceal and transport rifles.   

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