BREAKING: Breakthrough as Police Recover N9m Ransom, Arrest Wanted Kidnappers in Abuja

BREAKING: Breakthrough as Police Recover N9m Ransom, Arrest Wanted Kidnappers in Abuja

  • The police command in Abuja has arrested some notorious kidnappers disturbing the FCT and its environs
  • No less than N9 million ransom paid to them was recovered during the coordinated operation, which led to their arrest
  • The FCT commissioner of police, CP Benneth Igweh, paraded the suspects on Wednesday morning at the force headquarters journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Police operatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have announced the arrest of seven notorious kidnappers disturbing Abuja and recovery of about N9 million ransom from them.

Benneth Igweh, the FCT police commissioner, paraded the suspects at the command headquarters on Wednesday, February 14.

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Police arrest kidnappers, retrieve N9m ransom Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Igweh disclosed that men of the Utako police division arrested the wanted kidnappers in a special operation led by CSP Victor Godfrey.

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The operation was coordinated at the Tudun–Wada Lugbe and Pyakasa area of Trademore, Daily Trust reported.

List of kidnappers police arrested in Abuja

According to the police boss, the names of the wanted kidnappers are Aliyu Mohammed, from the Pumpomare area of Borno state; Usman Muazu, from Kwali, FCT; Madina Abubakar, from Gulu, Lapai local government area of Niger state; Awwal Dahiru, from Gwagwalada area council of the FCT; and Rabi Sani, from Safana, Katsina state.

The others arrested are Jonah Elimelech and Saminu Idris from Kauru, Kaduna state; and Mariji Iliya from Mangu, Plateau state.

The police commissioner said the suspects have links with high-profile kidnapping cases in the Nigeria capital and its environs.

Igweh added that the suspects have confessed to committing the crime and have given useful information that would aid the arrest of other gang members.

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He also said knives, cutlasses, bulletproof vests and charms were exhibits recovered from them.

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Ekiti: Driver killed, abducted school-children released earlier reported that Ekiti school children and teachers who were abducted seven days ago have reportedly regained their freedom.

According to the police, the release was made around 1am while the assailants killed the driver.

Their release was also confirmed by the chairman of the Emure council area of Ekiti, who said they were at the palace of Elemure of Emure Ekiti.


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