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Eight kidnappers arrested in Niger

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Police Sergeant, kidnapper killed in Anambra gun battle

Eight persons have been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Niger State in connection to kidnapping in the state.

This was disclosed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, investigation revealed that on 12th January, 2019 the suspects kidnapped the father of the victim and collected N1.5 million as ransom before he was released.

“Suspects confessed to the crime, and the case was charged to court.

“Similarly, on 15th January, information was received that some unknown kidnappers attacked some Fulani men along Rafin Daji village of Lapai Local Government Area.

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“Three persons were kidnapped while grazing with their cattle at Zungeru town of Wushishi Local Government Area to unknown location and demanded N3 million as ransom.

“On receipt of the information a team of policemen attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad Minna swung into action, engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, which lasted for several hours.

“The victims were rescued unhurt while suspects fled to the bush with bullet wound, abandoning one AK47 rifle with empty magazine.”

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