Police arrest 40 kidnappers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, rescue 3 victims

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Abuja—Police Special Forces under Operation Absolute Sanity have arrested another batch of 40 kidnappers and armed robbers terrorizing motorists on the Abuja-Kaduna road.

It was gathered that during the raid on several dens of the kidnapping gangs, the Police rescued three kidnap victims.

Making the disclosure yesterday, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood said, “The deployment of the Operation Absolute Sanity personnel by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to tackle the cases of Kidnappings in the recent times on Abuja-Kaduna Highway have been yielding positive results.

Some of the 40 suspected kidnappers and robbers paraded by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, at Rijanah, Kaduna State, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.“After the arrest and parade of thirty two (32) suspected kidnappers and their caches of Arms and ammunition on the 31st of July, 2017 at Kateri on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, further efforts intensified by the Police personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity in the last few days resulted in the arrest of additional forty (40) suspects and recovery of large caches of arms and ammunition, and other exhibits listed above in Rijanah area and other locations along Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

“The identified kidnappers’ dens, hideouts, camps and other black spots in the forest along Abuja-Kaduna Highway were stormed and raided by the personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity within the last few days and in the process three (3) victims (names withheld) were rescued unhurt from the gangs without payment of any ransom, and they have been reunited with their families.

“Some of the victims have identified most of the suspects as the people that kidnapped them.

“All the suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes. They will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation

“The Inspector General of Police, expresses deep appreciation and gratitude to the communities and people in the towns and villages along Abuja–Kaduna High-way for their cooperation and support being given to the Police personnel deployed in the Operation Absolute Sanity that have led to so many successes in the ongoing Operations.”


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