The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of a kidnapping gang responsible for the kidnap of high profile individuals, one of which is Honourable Sani Bello, a member of the House of Representatives.
This is contained in a statement released on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer DCP Don Awunah.
The statement read, “A notorious kidnap for ransom gang that has been linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along Kaduna-Abuja and its environs has been arrested after coordinated and painstaking investigation by the Intelligence Response Team(IRT) of the IGP’s monitoring unit.
“These dare devil gangsters were responsible for the kidnap of Hon Sani Bello, a current member the House of Representatives, on 2nd August 2016 in his farm along Kaduna –Abuja road. Also, the kidnap of other persons were traced to them.
“The suspects were trailed and rounded up at Ungwan Kawu village in DanDume L.G.A in Katsina State.
“During interrogation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the commission of the offence and also admitted to the various roles individually and collectively played in their criminal enterprise.
“One of the suspects, Shaibu Adamu led operatives to a location in the nearby village (Kawu village) where he buried part of the ransom money. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N250,000.00) in a polythene bag was recovered and marked as exhibit.
“The arrested suspects are assisting the Police to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang. The suspects will soon be arraigned in court for justice to take its course.”
The statement called on Nigerians to cooperate with the police, as the acting Inspector General of Police also assured citizens of the security of lives and properties.
“The Ag Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris wishes to reassure Nigerians that the Police will not relent its commitment and determination to ensure that criminals and their collaborators have their day in court to face the wrath of the law.
However, members of the public must see law enforcement as a collective responsibility of all sundry and avail the Police credible information and assistance.