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Kaduna: Police Arrest Eight Over Alleged Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

THE Kaduna State Police Command says it has arrested eight suspects over alleged kidnapping and armed robbery in the state.

The spokesman of the Command, ASP Mansur Hassan, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

He said operatives of the Command from the Divisional Headquarters Maigana arrested the suspects on Nov. 17, during a raid on a criminal den at Nuba Farm in Farin Kasa, Sakaru and Balgadi villages of Soba Local Government Area of the state.


He said preliminary investigation showed that the suspects, aged between 20 and 27, were responsible for the Aug. 25 abduction of one Kawu Ibrahim Yakasai.

“Equally, a man from Bagaldi village was their kidnapped victim in recent times.

“Their gang leader in Farin Kasa village is at large though trailed. All the suspects will have their day in court after the investigation,” he said.

According to him, the feat is sequel to the renewed drive to guarantee the safety of lives and property, especially during the festive season in the state.

This, he said, coupled with the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Musa Garba, to Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to go on the offensive.

The statement quoted the CP as hailing the operatives and tasked them to be more circumspect during the Yuletide.

He also urged state residents to be security conscious, warning that, “criminal elements are on the prowl to meet up with the demand of the festive period unduly”.

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