A member of a five-man kidnapping gang, One Abubakar Mohammed, who has been disturbing the peace of residents of Nasarawa and Plateau States has been arrested.
The arrest was disclosed in a statement by the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel, on Monday in Lafia.
He explained that the suspected kidnapper who had been on the watch list of the police was arrested around the Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
Nansel said, "A sequel to consistent onslaught against Kidnappers and other criminals in Nasarawa State, on 5/9/2021 at about 0130hrs, while acting on credible intelligence, one Abubakar Mohammed, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Akwanga LGA was arrested by Police operatives attached to Akwanga Area Command.
"Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of five Man gang of kidnappers who were terrorizing Barkin Ladi area of Plateau State but relocated to Wamba road, Akwanga LGA of Nasarawa State after two of his gang members were neutralized by security operatives during a fierce gun duel in Plateau State."
He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has directed that the case be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Command for a more thorough investigation.