Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, has arrested suspected kidnappers following a tip-off by well-meaning Nigerians.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, on Thursday said that the troops on Wednesday arrested two suspected kidnappers; Dayibu Abdullahi and Nasiru Adamu, at Badiko village along Gumau road, Toro LGA.
He said the troops also recovered a bag containing the sum of N439,000.00 and some personal items from the suspects. Preliminary investigation shows that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident., he explained
In the same vein, he said that another suspected kidnapper, Jibrin Dakam, was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro LGA, by the troops.
“Preliminary investigation confirmed that he escaped from their den at Jenge following the military Operation Forest Kunama at Lame-Burra Forest recently. It was further confirmed that he frequently supply alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers,” he stated.
In a related development, Usman said the troops deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint near Durum, in Bauchi LGA, of the same unit, also arrested a suspected armed bandit named Adamu Saleh who was found to be in possession of eight rounds of 7.62mm (Special), two mobile telephone handsets and local charms.
He said that all the suspects are being interrogated further before their eventual handing over to other relevant security agencies.