June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Six Suspected Kidnappers Apprehended By Troops, Reject N2m Bribe In Taraba

Six suspected kidnappers have been captured in Taraba State by troops of 6 Brigade, Nigerian Army.

The suspects, according to the Acting Assistant Director 6 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, were nabbed in separate operations carried out within the state.

He said, acting on a tip-off, troops from the 93 Battalion Sub-Sector 3B OPWS, stationed at Forward Operating Base Wukari, carried out a well-planned raid in Chinkai village of Wukari Local Government Council.

The raid, he said, led to the apprehension of two individuals identified as Usman Gide Ali, aged 25, and Abdulrahaman Amadu, aged 28.

He added that the suspects have been on the wanted list of security agencies for their involvement in multiple kidnappings in Wukari and its surroundings.

Upon their arrest, the suspects were said to have attempted to bribe the troops with 2 million Naira for their release.

“The suspects were also overheard stating that if money failed to secure their freedom, their associates would resort to armed means to rescue them from custody,” he said.

In another operation in Ibi Local Government Area, troops stationed at Sarikin Kudu apprehended four more suspected kidnappers.

The suspects who were identified as Jafaru Banyi, aged 28, Mohammad Ardo, aged 25, Amadu Lawal Shatta, aged 20 and Biyu Ardu, aged 25, have been linked to numerous high-profile abductions in the region.

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