- The police in Kwara on Thursday, January 15, announced a major arrest
- The force revealed that they have nabbed a notorious Katsina kidnap kingpin in Kwara
- Police officers also arrested 275 other abductors who commit crimes in one state and run to another for hiding
The police command in Kwara has confirmed the arrest and detention of a notorious kidnap kingpin who was fond of causing havoc in Katsina and running to the state for hiding.
The commissioner of police in Kwara, Kayode Egbetokun, said that the command also arrested and prosecuted not less than 275 other criminals who major in armed robbery and kidnapping, Daily Trust reports.
Speaking about the activities of the abductors, Egbetokun said: “The suspects actually committed the offences outside the state and they always run here for cover.
"We have arrested a lot of them. We transferred some of them back to the state that have jurisdiction over the case and we prosecuted some here too.”
He went on to reveal that another criminal who killed a man and went away with the deceased's vehicle to Ilorin.
The police boss in the state said that criminals are known to commit crimes in one part of the country and running to another to hide for a time.
He said: “So, it cuts across all the states; as we arrest suspects that are running down here for cover so also other commands too are arresting suspects who ran down to their commands for cover.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram insurgents had been released, citing confirmation from security sources.
Legit.ng gathered that the aid workers were abducted in December 2019 when suspected terrorists ambushed their vehicle between Monguno and Damaturu. The State Security Service (SSS) facilitated the release of the abducted aid workers.
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