Wednesday, 19 October 2016

11 victims released while 12 suspected kidnappers were arrested by the Nigerian police

Kidnapping and armed robbery has been on the increase not only in Nigeria.
Recently in Kano State to curb the upsurge of kidnappings the Kano State command intensified its efforts and arrested some suspected kidnappers.

Tribune gathered that the mission led to the rescue of 11 victims.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed that the command’s rejuvenated anti-kidnapping squad based on intelligence efforts, on October 11.
The investigations led to the  launch of a major offensive on one of the biggest and notorious criminal camp located inside Falgore forest and eventual arrest of the kidnappers. Some of the kidnappers got away with bullet wounds.

According to him, “fierce gun battle lasted for an  one hour before the main camp was penetrated, consequently upon this the following suspects were arrested.

The recovered items in the Falgore forest camp included one AK 47 Riffle , two loaded magazines, 250 rounds of live 7.62mm ammunition, eight Bajaj motorcycles, criminal masks and personal belongings, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, some quantity of food items, drinks and drugs.

“Sources gathered from teh commissioner of Police that all the victims underwent post-trauma counseling and medical examination and  will be formally handed over to their respective families.

  These suspected kidnappers were Bello, Debo, Lawal, Adamu and Nura (surnames withheld).
Others, he said were Zubairu, Umar Ibrahim, Adamu, Abdulrasak and Maharazu (surnames withheld).
He, however, stated that while some escaped into the thick forest with bullet wounds during the mop-up operation, one Bello and Mohammed (surnames withheld) were kidnapped on the very date they were rescued.
The Commissioner of Police further disclosed that 10 other victims who were taken hostage at the forest, including women, were also rescued. Those rescued were Halima, Rabi, Amos, Jacob, Hajara, Maimuna, Sule, Ibrahim, Musa and Ibrahim.


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