March 16, 2024

Police arrest suspected kidnapper, recover arms in Kaduna

Stray bullet kills policeman in Jos

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The Police Command in Kaduna has arrested a 35-year-old man (name withheld), over alleged kidnapping in the state.

The police also recovered arms and ammunition in a raid conducted at the residence of the suspect.

This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the Command, ASP Mansir Hassan, on Friday in Kaduna.

Hassan said operatives of the CP Monitoring Unit arrested the suspect on Feb. 29, at his residence in Ganga Uku village, Mararaban Jos.

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He said the operatives recovered a fabricated cartridge revolver rifle, a fabricated pistol, two Dane guns, six live cartridges, one discharge GPRG ammunition, seven discharge cartridges, and a blood-stained cutlass.

The police spokesman said the suspect on Feb. 13, connived with others now at large, and kidnapped one Samaila Abdullahi, 40, at Keke Kingdom area of Mararaban Jos.

“The victim was forcefully taken to an unknown destination,” he said.

He said the suspect is now in custody, adding that, “this successful operation underscores the overall commitment of the police command, led by Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Dabigi C, to maintain law and order in Kaduna State”. (NAN)