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Kidnap gang terrorising Kaduna, Niger, FCT residents nabbed


Kidnap gang terrorising Kaduna, Niger, FCT residents nabbed

The Niger State Police Command Special An­ti-Cattle Rustling team has arrested a notorious cattle rustler- Haruna Garba, in a cattle rustlers’ den at Nkuchi, Paiko.
During the operation which, according to the Niger Police Command Spokes­man, Bala Elkana (DSP), last for several hours, two of the hoodlums were also fatally injured.
However, one AK47 rifle with 5 rounds of live ammu­nitions and 13 empty shells were recovered.
This is even as the com­mand has also arrested the leader of a notorious armed robbery and kidnapping gang - Bungel Saleh and his gang.
The gang is said to be made up of notorious armed rob­bers and kidnappers who have been terrorizing Niger, Kaduna and Abuja in recent times.
The suspects, the Niger Po­lice Command Spokesman, said have since confessed to have kidnapped a 4- year-old school pupil and collected Ten million naira as ransom from the his family.
In a related development, following a distress call, the Niger State Police Com­mand’s Anti-Robbery Squad in collaboration with the IGP Special Tactical Squad have arrested a notorious gun run­ner -Nelson Paul of Kaduna State,
The notorious gun runner- Nelson Paul, the Niger Police command said, was arrested in the process of selling one AK47 rifle to Idris Bello, Abdulkadir Bello and Idris Salah.
Some firearms recovered from him included 1 lo­cally made SMG gun with 6 rounds of live ammunition, 2 revolver locally made guns with 4 live cartridges, 3 lo­cally made single barrel guns and 1 Dane gun.-The Authority

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