Army arrests 2 kidnappers in Zaria after a tip off, long chase

Troops of Two Division of the Nigerian Army stationed in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State, arrested two kidnappers, Wednesday, in the process of collecting ransom from a kidnap victim’s family in the area.

Army spokesman, SK Usman in a release stated that, “The arrest followed a tip off by well meaning Nigerians that the kidnappers had arrived Dutsen Wai for ransom collection from their helpless victim’s family. On receipt of information, the troops swung into action in an unmarked car and trailed them to the rendezvous for the collection. The kidnappers that were believed to be operating along Kaduna-Abuja road, however fled towards Zaria in a Honda car with registration number AJ 183 ABJ AJ 183 ABJ when they realized that they were being trailed.”

Consequently, “the pursuing troops alerted the police stationed in Soba. In the process fleeing, the kidnappers overran the police checkpoints at Soba and Maigana and proceeded to Zaria where they were finally apprehended.” SK Usman said.

The troops, Usman said, recovered Honda Accord car, one mobile telephone handset, four MTN, two Airtel Subscribers identified module (SIM) cards, one micro SD card, a national identity card, an INEC voters registration card, a Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria Identity Card, United Bank for Africa and Keystone Bank Debit Cards, cash sum of Twelve Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ten Naira (N12,710.00k) and a Notebook containing several names, addresses and telephone numbers of kidnap victims families and relations. The suspects are currently being investigated.

It would be recalled that minister in the immediate past administration was abducted with her husband on Monday, but yesterday the former minister who was kidnapped along with her husband regained freedom from the hands of kidnappers in Kaduna, said the Army.

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