Two kidnappers were arrested by troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State, last Wednesday as they were in the process of collecting ransom from a kidnap victim’s family in the area.
The arrest followed a tip off by well meaning Nigerians that the kidnappers had arrived Dutsen Wai for ransom collection from their victim’s family. On receiving the information, the troops swung into action in an unmarked car and trailed them to the location for the collection.
The kidnappers who were believed to be operating along Kaduna-Abuja road, however fled towards Zaria in a Honda car when they realized they were being trailed. Consequently, the troops alerted the police stationed in Soba. In the process of trying to run, the kidnappers overran the police checkpoints at Soba and Maigana and proceeded to Zaria where they were finally apprehended.
The troops recovered a Honda Accord car, one mobile telephone handset, 5 sim cards, 1 micro SD card, a national identity card, an INEC voters registration card, a Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria Identity Card, United Bank for Africa and Keystone Bank Debit Cards, cash sum of Twelve Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ten Naira (N12,710.00k) and a Notebook containing several names, addresses and telephone numbers of kidnap victims families and relations.
The suspects are currently being investigated.