The Jigawa State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected kidnappers believed to be responsible for the killing of two policemen in January of this year.
Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested By Jigawa Police
Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, disclosed this while speaking to NAN.
Shiisu said the two suspects were nabbed by the police in collaboration with a local vigilance group in Taura Local Government Area of the state.
He said the suspects aged between 35 and 40, were arrested on Sunday, September 18, following reliable intelligence and credible information.
“Those arrested are believed to be members of a criminal gang that has been terrorising parts of the state and neighbouring Kano.
“The police arrested them during a special operation in Larabawa village, Gabasawa area of Kano and Larabar Gurgunya village in Taura, Jigawa,” he said.
According to the police spokesman, preliminary investigation showed that the suspects were responsible for the August 9 attack on personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
“Investigation is also showing that the suspects killed two police officers at Kwalam village in Taura on January 23,” he said.
The police image maker further stated that four magazines with 83 rounds of 7.9mm live ammunition, two locally made pistols, bows, arrows and two sticks were recovered from them.
He also said that cellular phones, clothes, lubricating oil, three Nigeria National Identity Cards and four photographs were recovered from the suspects.
Shiisu urged the public to always avail the police of credible and reliable information concerning suspicious persons around their environment.
He said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation into the matter has been concluded.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the Ogun State Police Command arrested three suspected kidnappers who injured two and abducted three victims.