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Police Arrest 23 Suspected Kidnappers, Kill Leader In Taraba

The police recovered some weapons from the suspects.



Operatives of the Particular Tactical Squad of the Inspector Normal of Police have arrested 24 suspected kidnappers in Taraba State.

Mr David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, confirmed this to reporters on Monday in Jalingo, the state capital.

Based on him, the police workforce engaged the suspects in a gunfight throughout which the chief of the gang was killed.

The gang chief, merely recognized as Gagare, was brutally injured within the hearth alternate which led to his dying shortly after arriving on the Police Command Headquarters in Jalingo.

Misal stated the suspects kidnapped one Alhaji Dauda, collected a ransom and killed him thereafter a number of months in the past.

He added that they’ve been terrorising residents of Wukari, Ardo-Kola, and Kurmi Native Authorities Areas of the state.

The command’s spokesman defined that the police have been on the path of the suspects for some time and after intelligence gathering, they stormed their hideouts which led to their arrests and restoration of arms.

He disclosed that the gang additionally kidnapped and inflicted accidents on one Boyi Garba, a resident of Kurmi LGA.

Misal stated they collected a ransom of N1.7 million and later kidnapped his spouse whereas a ransom of N1.2 million was paid earlier than the couple regained their freedom.

He, due to this fact, warned criminally minded people within the state to desist from the nefarious acts of kidnapping and different crimes.

The police public relations officer additionally requested them to give up their weapons and have a rethink because the command wouldn’t relent in its effort to rid Taraba of barbaric acts.

All of the suspects confessed to have dedicated the offence which they have been accused of.

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