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Three suspects have been arrested by the Niger Police Command for their alleged involvement in kidnapping.

Mr Monday Kuryas, the State Police commissioner, explained that the Divisional Police Officer Nasko Division, at about 0900 hours, mobilised a team of police personnel and members of a vigilante group, for a raid at the kidnappers’ hideout in Manini, Isana and Etere forest in Nasko Local Government Area.

He further explained that the three suspects were arrested after the raid.

The Commissioner of police gave the names of the suspected kidnappers as Abubakar, Aliyu Abubakar and Mohamed Aliyu.

He confirmed, “The suspects confessed to have kidnapped one Alhaji Mohammed Bariki of Magaman Daji village, Nasko LGA where they collected N5 million ransom and one Usman Maiyana of Ibana village Nasko Local Government Area and they collected N3 million as ransom.”

He explained that the sum of N100,000 was recovered from them, which was part of the ransom.

The Commissioner of Police further explained that the command had deployed an anti-kidnap squad to the area to ensure the arrest of others at large and recover their arms.

He appealed for more working support and cooperation from members of the public by giving the police information that could aid in apprehending miscreants in their midst.

He assured that the police were battle ready to confront any person or group of miscreants undermining the peace of the State, stressing that it was through well-coordinated security approach to enhance peaceful coexistence among the people.

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