Police Nabs 15 Suspected Kidnappers in Kaduna … Rescues 2 Victims
Kaduna State Police Command yesterday nabbed 15 suspected kidnappers, including those terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Express Way where three Pastors were recently kidnapped and an Army Colonel killed. The Police, however, rescued two kidnapped victims, one Engr Mansur Musa and Elijah Afolabi, from deadly kidnappers.
The Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu, while addressing journalists shortly after parading the suspects, said the gangs included those who kidnapped Engr. Mansur Ahmed along Abuja-Kaduna express way.
According to the Commissioner, some of the suspects were in possession of foreign currencies and valuables suspected to have been snatched from their victims. Some of the suspects paraded before newsmen confessed to being members of kidnapping gangs operating along Kaduna-Abuja express way. One of them told newsmen that he was among members of the gang that kidnapped a Pastor in Jere, Kaduna state.
The Commissioner said the police were still investigating involvement of the suspects in alleged kidnapping of late Army Colonel Ismail Inusa that was killed last week along the same road.
According to him, “In two-to-three days all necessary information as regards to the suspects will be revealed, as investigation is ongoing,” adding that other suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team in Kabala West for threatening some prominent personalities from their village and demanding for ransom.
The Commissioner further reassured members of the public of police readiness to make Kaduna safe and habitable, and urged residents to assist the police with useful information to track down criminals in the state. It will be recalled that three HEKAN Pastors were recently abducted at the site of their church permanent site along Kaduna-Abuja express way, while Nigerian Army Colonel, Samaila Inusa, was equally kidnapped at Kamazo area of Kaduna metropolis and killed along Kaduna-Abuja Road.