Police arrests two suspected kidnappers, rescues 7 hostages in Niger
Police operatives in Niger on Friday arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued seven victims in Gurara local government area of the state.
The spokesman for the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested after the command received intelligence on the presence of two men around Lambata-Bonu road in the area.
Adetoro revealed that the suspects who are between the ages of 18 and 21 had confessed to being members of the kidnapping syndicate terrorising Gwagwalada, Abuja, Lambata, and Kafin-Koro areas of the state.
READ ALSO: Bandits reportedly kill three in Niger community
He said: “After a gun duel between the police tactical teams and the suspected abductors in the forest, the hoodlums escaped from the hideout and abandoned seven victims; six males and one female at the scene.
“Three handsets and a sum of two million, one hundred thousand Naira collected as ransom negotiated to release two victims earlier abducted at Gwagwalada were recovered from the suspects.
“The rescued victims had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre for medical attention.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: 4 yrs after completion, Kwara PHC facility inactive, rural dwellers in pains
In the middle of the night sometime in September 2019, Fatimah Ballah struggled with severe pains as she tries to...
INVESTIGATION: How Oyo State, contractors spent N1.1bn on water projects, but communities don’t have a drop
Multimillion naira water projects largely initiated by the late Abiola Ajimobi-led state government in Oyo State to benefit over 40...
INVESTIGATION: In Cross River, civil servants retire into poverty as govt looks away, squanders funds on frivolities
Thousands of civil servants in Cross River State struggle to stay alive as they are denied their gratuities and monthly...
Students suffer as contractors abandon Kano school projects after receiving over N70m
In 2019, to improve the condition of public schools in Kano State, the Federal Government disbursed millions of naira to...
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...