Police arrest 8 suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping in Niger

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The Niger State Police Command has arrested eight suspects over alleged kidnapping and armed robbery in different part of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna, NAN reports.

Abubakar said that on Jan 13, police operatives attached to Lapai Division arrested four suspects for kidnapping one Sani Dukuma of Fota village Lapai Local Government Area, who later escaped from the kidnappers.

According to him, investigation revealed that on 12th January, 2019 the suspects kidnapped the father of the victim and collected N1.5 million as ransom before he was released.

“Suspects confessed to the crime, and the case was charged to court.

“Similarly, on 15th January, information was received that some unknown kidnappers attacked some Fulani men along Rafin Daji village of Lapai Local Government Area.

“Three persons were kidnapped while grazing with their cattle at Zungeru town of Wushishi Local Government Area to unknown location and demanded N3 million as ransom.

“On receipt of the information a team of policemen attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad Minna swung into action, engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, which lasted for several hours.

“The victims were rescued unhurt while suspects fled to the bush with bullet wound, abandoning one AK47 rifle with empty magazine.”

According to him, the case is still under investigation with a view to arrest the suspects.

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