Troops of the Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, have arrested nine suspected kidnappers, who had allegedly been terrorising communities in Kachia Local Government and other parts of Kaduna State.
The troops also rescued 28 kidnap victims, who have been reunited with their families, Daily Trust
Rear Admiral Tanko Yakubu Pani, commandant of the school, speaking during the handing over of the suspects to the Department of State Security (DSS), in Kachia, said the success recorded followed four months’ surveillance of some criminal syndicates operating in the area, and other parts of the state.
He said: “Some of them were caught in isolated forests where they were hibernating, while others were caught in hotels and others at their homes.”
“The arrested criminals include Abubakar Duguri alias Kure, Saleh Magaji alias Bodori, Idris Iliyasu, Auwal Yahaya, Monore Abu, Mohammed Wakili, Tanimu Ibrahim alias Sambo, Abdullahi Adamu alias Yellow and Umar Alhassan.”
He noted that weapons, motor bikes and military camouflage, among other items, were recovered from the suspects.
“Victims of the criminals that were unable to meet their demands were instantly killed, others were either maimed or injured, while some of the female victims were raped,” he added.
According to him, one of the rescued victims, Peter Zamani, said he spent two days with the kidnappers, even though N190,000 was paid as ransom.