The police in Katsina State, on Thursday, confirmed the arrest of a infamous member of bandits and kidnap for ransom syndicate, Abubakar Ibrahim, 19, at Rugu forest.
SP Gambo Isah, the police spokesman, who disclosed this in a press release in Katsina, mentioned that the syndicate, have been terrorizing individuals in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Native Authorities Areas within the state.
Isah mentioned that the police equally rescued three kidnapped victims, NAN studies.
In response to Isah, on Sept. 7, 2020, the suspect led different members of his syndicate, on bikes, all armed with AK 47 rifles, and attacked Dagarawa and Kudewa villages, in Safana and Kurfi Native Authorities Areas of the state.
He mentioned the bandits kidnapped one Ashiru Ibrahim, 32, Duduwa Audu, 50, and Asiya Saleh, 45, all of Kudewa village, Kurfi Native Authorities Space, and took them into Rugu forest.
“That nemesis caught up with the suspect when he fell right into a bobby lure and was apprehended by SARS operatives after he collected the sum of N241,000 ransom from the family members of the victims,” he mentioned.
He revealed that in the middle of an investigation, the suspect confessed that he dedicated the offence together with others, now at massive.
Isah mentioned that the N241,000 ransom was recovered in his possession.
“At the moment, Sept. 10, 2020, at about 9:30 a.m., the command succeeded in arresting one of many suspects and rescued the victims.
“The victims had reunited with their households after therapy at Kurfi Normal Hospital,” he mentioned.