The Nigeria Police said it has apprehended three kidnappers who have been terrorising part of Kogi State.
The Kogi State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP William Anya made this known on Saturday in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja.
According to the statement, “Consequent upon the activities of criminal elements terrorizing Itobe and it’s environs particularly Itobe-Anyigba highway, on 16/10/2021 the Police operatives attached to Itobe Division under Ajaokuta Area Command arrested the duo of Danlami Shauibu and Kabiru Amodu both of Adumu village who were suspected to be responsible for series of kidnapped activities around the area.
“The suspects were arrested by the Police team following intelligence led operations to contain the activities of criminal elements in the area.
“The suspects confessed belonging to a gang responsible for terrorizing road users along Itobe-Anyigba highway.
“During preliminary investigation, one of the suspects gave a useful information that led to arrest of another suspect name Adejoh Tijani of the same address on 22/10/2021 at about 8:30am.
“Upon searched of their houses, the following items were recovered; One cut to size single barrel gun, One locally made Pistol, One POS Machine, One battle axe, One face mask, Five live cartridges, and some assorted charms.
“While effort is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang. All the suspects will be charged to Court on conclusion of investigations.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban psc (+), fdc, while commending the Officers for the breakthrough, assures members of the public of the Command’s determination in synergy with other security agencies in the State to ensure adequate safety of life and property.”