Kidnapping, Armed Robbery: Police arrest 10 suspects in Niger


10 suspects in Tafa Local Government Area have been arrested by the Niger State Police for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.

The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Usman Adamu, said the operatives, acting on intelligence, intercepted and arrested four suspected kidnappers at the Dikko junction under Tafa Local Government Area of the state on Oct. 23.

He said, “On Oct. 31, 2019 at about 1000 hours, further investigation into the case led to the interception and arrest of three other members of the syndicate at Dikko junction who led the team to Zaria, Kaduna State and arrested another three members of the syndicate.

These suspects confessed to being serial kidnappers and armed robbers operating in Kaduna and Katsina states.”

The Commissioner listed the suspects which include Halilu Umar (60), Umar Abubakar (27), Isamaila Yahaya (23), Sani Idris (35), Hassan Kabiru (29), Shehu Ibrahim (35) from  Kaduna State.

The suspects confessed to receiving N800, 000 and N600, 000 from their victims as ransom.

The commissioner said the command had intensified planning and a well-coordinated raid on all identified bandits’ camps in the state.

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