The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of five persons in connection with recent kidnappings in the state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP William Aya, said in a statement in Lokoja that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
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He said: “The suspects were arrested based on a tip-off that some criminal elements were sighted in a place negotiating on how to purchase arms and ammunition in preparation for a kidnapping operation.
“The police team promptly swung into action and arrested the suspects.”
Anya added that the suspects would be charged to court on the conclusion of investigation.
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