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7 Oct 2016
Troops arrest kidnappers en route location to collect ransom
Troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army stationed in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area of kaduna State, have arrested 2 kidnappers in the process of collecting ransom from a kidnap victim’s family in the area.
Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement said the arrest followed a tip off by well meaning Nigerians that the kidnappers had arrived Dutsen Wai for ransom collection from their hapless victim’s family.
On receipt of information, the troops swung into action in an unmarked car and trailed them to the rendezvous for the collection.
The kidnappers, who were believed to be operating along Kaduna-Abuja road, however, fled towards Zaria in a Honda car with registration number AJ 183 ABJ AJ 183 ABJ when they realized that they were being trailed.
Consequently, the pursuing troops alerted the police stationed in Soba. In the process of fleeing, the kidnappers overran the police checkpoints at Soba and Maigana and proceeded to Zaria where they were finally apprehended.
The troops recovered a Honda Accord car, one mobile telephone handset, 4 MTN, 1 Airtel Subscribers identified module (SIM) cards, 1 micro SD card, a national identity card, an INEC voters registration card, a Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria Identity Card.
Others are ATM cards, cash sum of Twelve Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ten Naira (N12,710.00k) and a Notebook containing several names, addresses and telephone numbers of kidnap victims families and relations.