The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday, April 4 arrested 15 persons suspected kidnappers. Among the suspects are those allegedly responsible for abducting three pastors and an Army Colonel who was found dead.
Kaduna Commissioner of Police, Mallam Umaru Shehu who paraded the suspects at a news briefing in Kaduna said they include those who kidnapped Engr Mansur Ahmed and also allegedly responsible for the abduction of three pastors and Col. Inusa who was later found dead.
Umaru Shehu said some of the suspects were found in possession of foreign currencies and valuables suspected to have been snatched from their victims.
Some of the suspects confessed to be members of kidnapping gangs operating along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. One of them told newsmen he was among members of the gang that kidnapped a Pastor in Jere, Kaduna state.
The Commissioner said the police were still investigating the involvement of the suspects in the alleged kidnapping of late Colonel Ismail Inusa, who was found dead last week along the same road.
“In two to three days all necessary information as regards to the suspects will be revealed as investigation is ongoing,” he said
The commissioner further disclosed that other suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team in Kabala West for threatening some prominent personalities from their village and demanding for ransom.
While reassuring members of the public of police readiness to make Kaduna safe and habitable, the commissioner urged residents to assist the police with useful information to track down criminals in the state.