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Kaduna Police arrest kidnappers of Greenfield varsity, Bethel college students

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KADUNA State Police Command on Thursday, confirmed the arrest of suspected kidnappers of students of Greenfield University as well as students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

  Also arrested were suspected Kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

  Parading the suspects on Thursday at the Command’s Headquarters, Kaduna, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, also announced the arrest of the suspected killers of 36-year-old Captain Abdulkareem Na’Allah, a pilot and son of Senator Bala Na’Allah.

  He said one Usman Mohammed from Bukuyum, in Zamfara State, was apprehended by operatives of the command in connection with the kidnap of the students of Greenfield University, Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, as well as Bethel Baptist High School.

  He said, “On the 29th August, 2021, at about 0900hrs, based on credible information, Operation Yaki Surveillance team with FIB STS Force Headquarter, Abuja, jointly raided a house along Ring road, Asikolaye area of Kaduna, where one Usman Abubakar, ‘m’ 41 years old, a native of Adakpa village, Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, a notorious kidnapper terrorising Chikun, Igabi and Giwa LGAs of Kaduna State, was arrested.

  “He confessed to have kidnapped many people and collected several ransoms; he also has links with recent attacks on Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Academy and School of  Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Kaduna.”

  Speaking on the killers of Na’Allah’s son, the police spokesman disclosed that two of the three members of the gang that killed the pilot were in the custody of the command while one was at large.

 He named one Bashir Mohammed, a neighbour of the slain pilot as principal suspect, and identified another suspect as Nasir Salisu, also known as Uban Dana. He added that the third suspect, one Usman Kano, was at large.

  Jalige explained that the three suspects conspired, broke into the house of Captain Abdulkarim and killed him before taking away his SUV vehicle and other valuables.

  He added that the suspects sold the late pilot’s SUV vehicle in Republic of Niger at the cost of N1m.

  The PPRO said operatives of the command killed one notorious bandit, while a driver and his conductor were unfortunately killed in crossfire along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

  He said the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, when bandits in large numbers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway, shooting indiscriminately at motorists plying the road.

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