51 suspected kidnappers, others arrested in Borno

The Borno State Police Command has paraded five suspected kidnappers and 46 other suspects for various crimes in the state.

The suspects were arrested for rape, homicide, robbery, vandalism, fraud and forgery.

Speaking to newsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, while parading the suspects on Friday said five of the 51 of them were arrested for kidnapping in separate operations.

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He explained that the suspected kidnappers, Buba Iggi and Adamu Buba were arrested in a bush in Askira Uba by police in collaboration with hunters following a tip-off.

Others paraded on Friday include two suspects for rape; three for robbery, four for culpable homicide, two for vandalism, eight for inciting disturbances.

Five suspects were nabbed for possession of Indian hemp, four for extortion, 14 for theft, two for cheating, one each for fraud and forgery

Two other suspected kidnappers identified as Abdullahi Abubakar, Buje Jalo and Buba Manu were nabbed in Hawul and Gombi LGAs also with the support of hunters.

Umar further stated that two persons were rescued from the suspected kidnappers and the suspects have confessed to the crime.

He added that efforts are being intensified to arrest their fleeing accomplices.

51 suspected kidnappers, others arrested in Borno

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