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The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old kidnapper and three other kidnappers who are currently in police custody for interrogation.

This was contained in a statement issued by the police image maker, Mansir Hassan and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday.

The 70-year-old suspect who was identified as ‘Husaini ‘ from the Tudun-Jukun area of Zaria was arrested by the police operatives who launched an attack on his hideout.

Items recovered according to the statement include AK-47 rifle, a locally-made pistol, and three cartridges.

The other three suspects were a 30-year-old Isah Baffa Rabo(m)from Maibindiga Village, Lere LGA, implicated in kidnappings for ransom in Zango Kataf LGA and Kachia LGA, as well as a 30-year-old Ja’afaru Sale(m) from Durumi Village, Lere LGA, and 24-year-old Umar Musa, (m), from Durumi Village, Lere LGA.

The statement said the suspects confessed to being a part of a kidnapping syndicate terrorizing Lere Local Government Area and its environs.

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The statement read in part: “Kaduna State police Arrests 4 notorious Kidnappers, who partake in Several kidnappings in the northwest, and Recover Firearms including an AK47 riffle, a locally made pistol, and three cartridges

“On 29th May 2024, acting on a tip-off from a concerned citizen, a joint patrol team comprising officers from the Saminaka Division and the Hunters Group in Lere Local Government Area (LGA) successfully arrested three suspects involved in kidnapping and cattle rustling.

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