A combined team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder has arrested nine kidnap suspects and recovered of two AK-47 Rifles, four AK-47 Magazines, 54 rounds of live ammunition, five dane guns and 200 stolen cows.
A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Frank Mba, said the kidnap suspects who include: Ayuba lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, all males and indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State, were arrested on May 11 at Kudaru Forest in Lere LGA of Kaduna State following credible intelligence and support from the
locals in the community.
Other suspects, Muhammed Sani, Jibrin Shehu, Usman Sani, Musa Garba, all males, were similarly arrested at Akilbu forest around Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State. All the suspects have made useful statement to the Police on their involvement in a series of kidnap cases on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway.
The police statement further added that the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has commended the people for their cooperation and support to the Police and has assured that with the consistent support by the public the war against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country will certainly be won in no distant time.