Troops Arrest 4 Suspected Kidnappers In FCT, Oyo

Troops Arrest 4 Suspected Kidnappers In FCT, Oyo

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested four suspected kidnappers and informants in different raids carried out in the Federal Capital Territory and Oyo State.

A statement by the Nigerian Army on its official X handle (formerly Twitter), said troops on Thursday 23 May 2024, raided a suspected kidnappers’ hideout in Ajegunle Mpape, in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT targeting a notorious informant known for harbouring kidnappers.

During the operation, troops arrested a suspected informant identified as Ashiru Mohammed with two female accomplices, Raham Abubakar and Sadiya Mohammed.


According to the statement, the suspects were found in possession of one Beretta pistol, one pistol magazine and 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition.


The troops also recovered five ATM cards from different banks, two mobile phones and suspected illicit drugs from the suspects.


In a related development, troops acting on an alert about a kidnap syndicate operating around Sepeteri in the Shaki general area of Oyo State carried out a stop-and-search operation along the Igboho-Igbeti Road in Igbeti local government area.


The troops intercepted a suspected kidnapper, identified as Usman Mohammed Aliyu in possession of N400,000.00.


The statement said following further investigation, Aliyu confessed to “being involved in cattle rustling and kidnapping”.


The Army said the suspects will be handed over to appropriate prosecuting agencies after investigations.

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