Nigeria: Police kill five kidnappers terrorizing citizens along Abuja-Kaduna highway
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Abuja Oct, 8. Nigerian Police Force at the weekend killed five suspected notorious kidnappers terrorizing citizens along Abuja – Kaduna highway North Central part of the country. In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh moshood, Force Headquarters said 31 other suspects armed robbers were also arrested. Motorists plying the highway had for months been terrorized by criminals operating along the route to the country's capital city Abuja. The Public Relations Officer Moshood said the five suspected kidnappers died during exchange of fire with the Police Personnel attached to Operations Absolute Sanity . A Police Sergeant Shettima Abdullahi died when their team came under ambush attack by the suspected kidnappers on the early hours on Tuesday last week. The Command sent a reinforcement of Operation Absolute Sanity on Abuja- Minna Highway with more personnel of Special Tactical Squad and additional two (2) units of Special Police Forces by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris to tackle the gangsbof Kidnappers that escaped arrest on Abuja – Kaduna Highway and relocated to some roads in Niger State. Some of the suspects were arrested in their hideouts and camps where some of their victims were rescued and the listed firearms, ammunition, Army Camouflage Uniforms and operational Vehicles of the kidnappers were recovered from them.
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