The Nigeria Police have arrested three members of a notorious gang involved in kidnapping people in various parts of Kogi State. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, said the suspects were arrested at Egume and Anyimgba Towns in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The statement said the suspects were arrested following a clash between operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the Force and members of the gang. It stated that the operatives were led to the hide-out of the gang members by a leader of the gang, who identified himself as Ibrahim Nasarawa.
Mr. Nasarawa was said to have led the police officers to the place where a man identified as Edward Abutu Amedu was held captive.
“In another coordinated operation, three members of a dare-devil kidnap gang that abducted Mrs. Mayo Ohemi, Nichodemus Kadiri and Miss Victoria Abdul from Acharu Egume area of Kogi State were arrested and their confession led to the rescue of the victims who were incarcerated in the kidnappers’ camp from where they demanded a ransom of twenty million naira. The rescued victims who sustained various degrees of injuries in the hands of their abductors are now receiving treatment in the Hospital,” the statement said.
The names of the arrested suspects are: Ojonimi Negedu who is 32 years old; Awodi Ezekiel, 26 and Micheal Sule, 21 old.