Kaduna State Police Command said on Thursday it had arrested the kidnappers of students from Greenfield University as well as students from Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.
Also in the police net are the kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forest Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
Greenfield University and Baptist Bethel High School are both located in Chikun LGA State.
As he paraded suspects at command headquarters along Bida Road in the state capital on Thursday, command spokesperson Mohammed Jalige also announced the arrest of the suspected killers of Captain Abdulkareem Na ‘ Allah, 36, pilot and son of the senator. Bala Na’Allah.
Jalige said that an Usman Mohammed from Bukuyum in Zamfara State was apprehended by members of the command in connection with the kidnapping of students from Greenfield University, Federal College of Forest Mechanization in Afaka, as well than Bethel Baptist High School, all located in the state.
He said: “On August 29, 2021 at around 9:00 am, based on credible information, the Operation Yaki Monitoring Team with FIB STS Force Headquarters in Abuja jointly raided the area. a house along Ring Road in the Asikolaye area of Kaduna, where a 41-year-old Usman Abubakar, from Adakpa village, Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara State, a notorious kidnapper terrorizing LGAs de Chikun, Igabi and Giwa from Kaduna State, was arrested.
“He confessed to having kidnapped many people and collected several ransoms; it also has links to the recent attacks on Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Academy and Forestry Mechanization School, Mando, Kaduna.
Speaking about the killers of Na’Allah’s son, the police spokesperson noted that two of the three members of the gang that killed the pilot were in command custody while one was on the run.
He named a certain Bashir Mohammed, a neighbor of the killed pilot, as the prime suspect, while identifying another suspect as Nasir Salisu, also known as Uban Dana, adding that the third suspect, a certain Usman Kano, was on the run.
Jalige explained that the three suspects conspired, broke into Captain Abdulkarim’s house and killed him before taking his SUV and other valuables.
He added that the suspects sold the late pilot’s SUV in the Republic of Niger for 1 million naira.
Command foils attack, kills bandit along Kaduna-Abuja highway
Meanwhile, Jalige said members of the command killed a notorious bandit, while a driver and his driver were sadly killed in crossfire along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Jalige said the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday when bandits in large numbers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway and indiscriminately shot motorists on the road.
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