The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of some alleged kinappers in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria.
Spokesperson of the Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, October 5 October 2016, by troops of 1 division of the Nigerian Army stationed in Anchau, Kubau local government area of the state.
The two kidnappers were arrested in the process of collecting ransom from a kidnap victim’s family in the area.
“The arrest followed a tip off by well meaning Nigerians that the kidnappers had arrived Dutsen Wai for ransom collection from their hapless 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 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 realised 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.
“The troops recovered Honda Accord car, one mobile telephone handset, 4 MTN, 1 Airtel Subscribers identified module (SIM) cards, 1 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 (N12,710.00) and a notebook containing several names, addresses and telephone numbers of kidnap victims families and relations.
“The suspects are currently being investigated,” the statement said.