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Three suspected kidnappers apprehended by the police inside Ekiti forest



Three suspected members of a kidnap gang, known for embedding terror in the hearts of residents have been arrested by the police in Ekiti State.

The Ekiti State Police Command in collaboration with local vigilantes arrested three suspected members of a kidnap gang that has been allegedly terrorizing the state.

Confirming the arrest in a statement on Monday, July 11, the Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, said the suspects were arrested inside a deep forest by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad in collaboration with local vigilantes.

“As part of the deliberate effort of the Command to get the State rid of kidnappers and other criminal elements, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, in collaboration with the vigilantes, trailed and arrested three(3) suspected kidnappers inside a deep forest in Ijan-Ekiti,” the statement read.

Revealing the names of the kidnap suspects, the statement reads;

“The arrested suspects – Abdullahi Musa, 38, Abdullahi Ali, 25, and Abdullahi Suleiman, 19, during interrogation, confessed to have been engaged in series of kidnapping operations in Ekiti State including two kidnapping incidents in Ikere-Ekiti.

“The suspects further disclosed their syndicate comprises seven(7) men with four others currently at large. Effort is ongoing for the possible arrest of the fleeing suspects.” 

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