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24 Dec 2018

Security operatives arrest two kidnappers in Ondo

Two persons suspected to be part of the kidnapping gang that had been abducting people in Ondo State were arrested on Monday by the joint efforts of the security agencies in the state.
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The suspects were: Alhassan Salleh, 42, and Yahaya Yakubu, 24.  While Salleh is from Nasarawa State, Yakubu is said to be from Kano State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, the suspects abducted two victims at Shagari village, Akure, the state capital on Monday morning but the officers chased them to the bush where they were arrested and the victims were set free. The victims were Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim and Moshood Suleiman

The PPRO said, “The victims were abducted in the early hours of today ( Monday) at Shagari village in Akure but they were immediately rescued in a village called Ijelu via Owo.

“As soon as the incident occurred, all the security heads in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju,  Brigadier James Ataguba of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the army, Mr Pedro Ideba of the NSCDC and Mr. S. Ayege of the DSS contacted one another and raced to the scene.

“After an exchange of gunshots with the hoodlums, their efforts paid off as they did  not only rescue the victims but also arrested two of the suspects as others escaped with gunshots’ injuries.”

Joseph added that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects while those arrested are helping the security agencies in their investigations.

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