By Our Correspondent
Plateau State Police command has paraded 11 notorious kidnap suspects and other criminals arrested in the state.
Commissioner of Police in Plateau state Isaac Akinmoyede while addressing newsmen at the Police headquarters in Jos, Thursday
He said ”On 05/07/2019 the Command after a painstaking analysis of the intelligence at its disposal carried out a well-coordinated and sweeping raids of the hideouts of some kidnap suspects and that resulted in the arrest of Bashiru Mohammed, Umar Adamu ,Yusuf Adamu , Mustapha Mohammed, Shaibu Ado ,Dantani Umar , Samaila Saranu Shitu, Adamu Mohammed , HashimuYa’u , Jibiro Damuna and Abubakar Hassan, all males
They further confessed that Bassa, Barkin Ladi and Mangu Local Government Areas have been their areas of operation. They also informed the Police during interrogation that they have also operated in Jos Metropolis.
Similarly, Jibiro Damina and Dantani Umar confessed to being responsible for the kidnappings at Jengre axis of Bassa LGA. Investigation is still ongoing, the suspects will be charged to court soon.
He further said “ On 20/06/2019 at about 1530hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received intelligence on some unknown kidnappers planning to attack and kidnap people in Kangel village of Shendam LGA .
Based on the intelligence, the policemen and intelligence officers were mobilized to neutralize the threat and arrest the criminals. At about 1830hrs of the same day the hoodlums took off from their base to Kalong Road but were intercepted by a team of Policemen dispatched to the area. On sighting the Police, the suspected kidnappers took to their heels abandoning two unregistered Honda and Mahindra motorcycles.
The hoodlums also abandoned a sack containing three (3) AK47 rifles, three (3) magazines loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition each, 22 extra 7.62mm calibre ammunition, and one face mask among others. Detectives are still on the trail of the fleeing suspects.
She further narrated that the caller asked her to keep the sum of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000) only for them or else they will kill her. On the receipt of the report, investigation commenced immediately which led to the arrest of Sale Abdullahi and Ahmadu Useni, both male, of Fakkos Village.
It’s discovered in the course of investigation that the first suspect, Sale Abdullahi is the Secretary of Gam-Allah Fulani Association of Bokkos LGA while the second suspect Ahmadu Useni is the Ward Chairman of the same association also in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State. Both suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime. They will be charged to court very soon.”
The CP further said I want to thank the Almighty God for making it possible for us to witness one of the most peaceful Eid Al Kabir festivity on the Plateau.