The Nigeria Police Force on Monday, July 31, said it had arrested 32 suspects responsible for kidnapping along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
The force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this in a statement via Facebook.
Arms recoverd from kidnappers
Moshood said that items recovered from the suspects include: 4 AK47 rifles, 6 locally made pump action gun and 2 magazines.
Arms recovered from kidnappers
The suspects were jointly arrested By IRT, STS, CTU and Special Force of the Nigeria Police all deployed by IGP Ibrahim Idris to bring Sanity to the most busiest expressway in Northern Nigeria.
They have made confessional statements indicating the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime.
Most of them have been identified by some of their victims. They will soon be charged to court on completion of investigation.
Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police has commended and appreciated the communities and people in the towns and villages along Abuja –Kaduna highway for their cooperation with the police personnel deployed for the operation.
He however, implored commuters, travelers and other road users to support the Police personnel in the discharge of their responsibilities and in the implementation of other crime prevention and control strategies of the Force.
The operations will be sustained and is being replicated in all other Highways and major roads across the country.
In a previous report by Voice of Ndigbo, the Lagos state police command disclosed that 20 kidnappers were killed while making attempts to rescue the six abducted students of Igbonla-Epe Model College, Lagos state.
Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner of police, on Friday, July, 28, made this known to journalists in the state.
The boys were released on Friday, July 28, 64 days after they were kidnapped in their school premises on Sunday, May 28.