Nasarawa Police Arrest 26 Suspected Kidnappers, Cultists
Twenty-six suspects have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for numerous crimes akin to kidnapping and cultism within the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who made the assertion within the Lafia space of the state, mentioned two victims just lately kidnapped by suspected kidnappers have been additionally rescued.
Parading the suspects on Wednesday, Nansel mentioned policemen, whereas appearing on credible intelligence, stormed the abductors’ hideouts and arrested them.
He mentioned, “Based mostly on credible intelligence, on Might 23, 2023, round 4pm, a workforce of Cellular Policemen hooked up to Operation Restore Peace, stormed a kidnappers’ hideout situated at Ambaka village of Farin Ruwa Improvement Space within the Wamba LGA of the state.
“They have been capable of rescue two kidnap victims who had been held hostage for a while, and arrested 5 kidnappers: Sale Adamu, 34, Idi Halilu, 27, Abdul Sale, 20, Mallam Gambo, 48, and Goma Halilu, 20, all males of Ambaka village. The suspects have confessed to being liable for a sequence of kidnappings at Ambaka village and environs.”
Nansel, whereas commending the policemen hooked up to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command led by SP Lapshak Lenka, for working tirelessly until the suspects have been arrested and the victims rescued, mentioned 13 individuals among the many suspects being paraded have been arrested in reference to cult-related actions together with harassing and intimidating residents within the Karu LGA of the state.
He mentioned, “Lately, primarily based on a tip-off, police detectives hooked up to the Masaka Division raided a hideout of the Neo-Black Data cult group situated at Koya village, Masaka, Karu LGA, the place the next suspects: Michael Felix, Gabriel Seth, Gideon Gambo, Michael Dauda, Sule Angel, Adingu Favor, Phillip Joseph, Adeboye Babatunde, Victor Abire, Patrick Joe, Ambrose Thankgod, Israel Joel and Usman Jibrin have been arrested.
“An intensive search was carried out on them the place one locally-fabricated pistol, three 9mm reside ammunition, two axes, and harmful charms have been recovered from them as displays.”
Nansel warned all prison parts to depart the state with out additional delay, including that the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, had ordered the switch of the suspects to the Felony Investigation Division in Lafia for additional investigation.