Police Crack Kidnap Gangs in Kogi


By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (PIRT) on Friday said it cracked two notorious kidnap gangs that have terrorized Kogi State and its environs in the last few weeks.

Also, the team said four kidnapped victims at different locations in the State were rescued.

A statement signed by its spokesman, DCP Donald Awunah, in Abuja attributed the feat to the intelligence operation conducted by the operatives of the IGP’s Monitoring Unit at different black spots in Kogi State.

Awunah said three members of a notorious kidnap gang that has for a while operated in major cities in Kogi and neighbouring States were trailed and arrested at their hideouts in the outskirt of Egume and Anyimgba towns in the state.

He gave their names as: Ojonimi Negedu, male, aged 32, Awodi Ezekiel, aged 26, and Micheal Sule, aged 21.


The statement said: “The leader of the gang who gave his name as Ibrahim Nasarawa led the operatives of IRT to their den where Edward Abutu Amedu was held hostage.

Further details later