Two deadly kidnappers and an armed robber have been apprehended by men of the Nigerian army with N400,000 cash in their possession.
The kidnappers and armed bandits arrested by the army
Two suspected kidnappers have been captured by Nigerian soldiers in Bauchi State. This was revealed in a statement by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman who revealed more details over the matter.
“Following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians, troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, yesterday arrested 2 suspected kidnappers; Dayibu Abdullahi and Nasiru Adamu at Badiko village along Gumau road, Toro LGA, Bauchi State.
“Troops also recovered a bag containing the sum of Four Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Naira (N439,000.00k) and some personal items from the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident.
“Similarly, another suspected kidnapper, Jibrin Dakam, was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro LGA, by the troops.
“Preliminary investigation confirmed that he escaped from their den at Jenge following the military Operation FOREST KUNAMA at Lame-Burra Forest recently.
“It was further confirmed that he frequently supply alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers.
“In a related development, troops deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint near Durum, in Bauchi LGA, of the same unit, also arrested a suspected armed bandit named Adamu Saleh who was found to be in possession of 8 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 2 mobile telephone handsets and local charms.
“All the suspects are being interrogated further before their eventual handing over to other relevant security agencies.”