Naira Redesign: Jubilation as Joint Taskforce Nab Kidnappers With Ransom in 2 Key States

Naira Redesign: Jubilation as Joint Taskforce Nab Kidnappers With Ransom in 2 Key States

Some personnel of the Joint Task Force operating between the boundaries of Kogi and Ekiti states have arrested two suspected kidnappers.

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Premium Times reports that the kidnappers had allegedly abducted four persons shortly before their arrest by the security personnel.

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Some kidnappers have been arrested by members of the Joint Task Force operating between Kogi and Ekiti states. Photo: Rotimi Akeredolu
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The force comprised of officers from the Nigerian Army, police, Amotekun corps and local hunters under operation Eradicate Bandit at the borders of Rural Ajoni Communities (EBBORAC), was able to recover part of the N3 million the kidnappers collected from their victims as ransom.

Authorities speak

Speaking on the incident, Michael Ogungbemi, the Chairman of Ajoni LCDA, said the suspected kidnappers were arrested inside the forest in the Irele-Kogi area.

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According to Ogungbemi, the information made available by the victims of the kidnappers who were freed led to their arrest.

His words:

“The JTF also succeeded in apprehending two suspects, who are now undergoing interrogation and investigation by the police.”

Also, the commandant of the Amotekun Corps in Ekiti State, Joe Komolafe, confirming the feat by the security operatives said that those arrested are now in police custody.

He said:

“I can confirm to you that two suspects arrested are being held by the police. Regarding the freed victims, they were initially taken to the hospital, but they have reunited with their respective families."

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