In line with the resolve to make the country safe and secure for the citizens of Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force has smashed a notorious kidnapping syndicate operating in Kaduna State.
This excellent feat was achieved by the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team.
According to a press statement released in Abuja on Saturday, 7th May, 2016 signed by the Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), Assistant Commissioner of Police Olabisi Kolawolae, six members of the syndicate have been arrested.
They are: Kashimu Shehu ‘m’ aka Baliago, (gang Leader; Aliyu Mato ‘m’ aka yellow; Muhammedu Mamman ‘m; Hassan Bello ‘m; Bala Mohammed ‘m’; and Ishiaku Kabiru. The arrested kidnappers, who have been terrorizing Kaduna and Zaria area of Kaduna State will soon be arraigned in court.
The gang was responsible for the abduction of Rev Yakubu Dzarma, Rev Emmanuel Dziggan and Rev Illiya Anthony on 20th March, 2016 at Dutse village in Kaduna State while Dan’Azumi Mohammed was kidnapped alongside her sister, Hajara Mohammed on 14th April, 2016 at Andun Jangwan village in the State, by the same gang. Though they were later freed, Rev Illiya Anthony died in the custody of his abductors.
The arrest of these kidnappers is indicative of the Force commitment to the fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in the country.
The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, while commending the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and other police operatives involved in the arrest of the suspects for their dedication and professionalism, said that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang.
The Inspector-General of Police also appeal to the citizens to support the Nigeria Police Force by providing useful information that could help in unmasking the criminal elements in the country.