- Some criminals have been arrested by the Delta state police
- The criminals were arrested while collecting ransom from relatives of a kidnapped victim
- The victim has also been rescued after those arrested led them to the hideout
In what can be seen as poetic justice, some criminals in Delta state have met their waterloo at the point of trying to become richer.
The criminals were arrested when they wanted to collect ransom from relatives of their kidnap victim.
The incident occurred at Nigercat Ekpan in the Uvwie local government area of Delta state. This was disclosed by the acting police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, Punch reports.
He said a 25-year-old man, Ejiro John, who was the mastermind of the operation, led a group of armed men to kidnap Peter Okologo from his home, Guardian Newspaper added.
He said when this was brought to the police's notice, a Rapid Respond Team from the Warri division was quickly mobilised and swung into action, arresting another suspect, one Kingsley Omagbemi in the process.
Legit.ng's regional reporter, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the affected communities are Ogunde, Arijo, Isatola, Wajawaja, Tapa, Olomo and others in the Apete area of Ibadan.
Meanwhile, a report indicates that some bandits on Sunday night, April 25, invaded Kofar Kuyambana low-cost housing estate in Zaria, Kaduna state, and kidnapped two housewives.
According to the report, the criminals were, however, arrested by police operatives and the vigilante in the area.
The security operatives were said to have acted swiftly to distressed call, stormed the area, battled the bandits, and arrested five of them.
In a related development, Senator Shehu Sani has come up with a security plan that will address the reoccurring attacks by armed bandits in northern Nigeria.
The outspoken former lawmaker called on stakeholders in the region to set up an intelligence-gathering unit led by an experienced former military officer to address the insecurity challenges been witnessed almost on a daily basis.