The police have arrested 10 suspects who allegedly robbed one Abdulbasir Jargaba in Funtua Local Government Area, of valuables and also abducted his eight-year-old son, Abdulhazeez Basir.
Punch reports the suspects are Hussaini Abdullahi, 42; Ibrahim Umar, 60; Abubakar Idris, 20; Samaila Abdullahi,28; Saidu Ibrahim 20 and Halidu Ibrahim, 30.
Others included Shaibu Maikudi, 20; Ibrahim Alhasan, 45, Mohammed Adamu, 22 and Shehu Lawal, 32.
Parading the suspects in Abuja on Monday, the force spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, said five AK47 rifles, one locally-made pump-action rifle and 105 AK47 ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
Jimoh said, “On August 12, 2018, the suspects invaded the house of Jargaba and kidnapped his eight-year-old son, Abdulhazeez Basir, held him in captivity for 11 days and released him after collecting ransom.
“Operatives of the IGP Special Strike Force on Violent Crimes, working on actionable intelligence, trailed the suspects to their hideout in Birnin Gwari Forest off Sabowa Road, Katsina, Katsina State and arrested the suspects after a fierce gun battle.”
The police have also apprehended some suspected hoodlums terrorising commuters along Kaduna-Abuja and Kaduna-Niger highways.