FILE: A Nigerian policeman
The Police in Kogi have arrested three suspects belonging to a gang of kidnappers terrorising motorists on the Itobe-Anyigba highway.
Items recovered on them include one cut to size single barrel gun, a locally made pistol, POS machine, one battle axe, a face mask, five live cartridges and assorted charms.
The arrested kidnappers said to be responsible for a series of kidnappings are Danlami Shauibu, Kabiru Amodu and Adejoh Tijani all of Adumu village in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by William Ovye Aya, Police Public Relations Officer, on Saturday, in Lokoja, said the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to Itobe Division in Ajaokuta Area Command.
Mr Aya said that Danlami Shauibu and Kabiru Amodu were initially arrested on October 16, by a police team, following an intelligence-led operation.
He said the operation was conducted to curb criminal activities, especially the high volume of kidnappings in Itobe and its environs particularly, the Itobe-Anyigba highway.
The PPRO revealed that during preliminary investigations, one of the suspects gave useful information that led to the arrest of the third suspect, Adejoh Tijani of the same address on October 22, at about 8:30 a.m.
He said that efforts were being made to arrest other members of the gang and that the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.