From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Police in Nasarawa State have arrested a 28-year-old suspected kidnapper, Abubakar Mohammed, a member of a gang allegedly terrorising innocent citizens.
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel, said the suspect and his gang were alleged to have been terrorising Barkin Ladi area of Plateau State but relocated to Wamba Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA) and was arrested based on credible intelligence.
“Sequel to consistent onslaught against kidnappers and other criminals in Nasarawa State, on 5/9/2021 at about 0130hrs, while acting on credible intelligence, one Abubakar Mohammed `M` 28 years of Wamba road, Akwanga LGA was arrested by Police operatives attached to Akwanga Area Command.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of a five man gang of kidnappers who were terrorising Barkin Ladi area of Plateau State but relocated to Wamba road, Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State after two of his gang members were neutralized by security operatives during a fierce gun duel in Plateau State,” he said.
ASP Nansel said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the command for thorough investigation.
He said that CP Soyemi also commended the officers for a job well done, even as he warned all criminals to flee from the state or meet their waterloo.