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The Nigeria Police have paraded some arrested kidnappers and bandits who were terrorising Zamfara State.

In a statement issued in Abuja by the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Jimoh Moshood and obtained by THELENZ

He said the arrested kidnappers were responsible for the kidnap of twin sisters in October in the state.

Hassana Bala and her twin sister, Hussaina were kidnapped on 21 October, 2018 in Dauran Village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State when they went to distribute their wedding invitation cards to families and friends.

Following their kidnapped, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris directed the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Led by DCP Abba Kyari to carry out a discrete investigation into the matter, which led to the arrest of the suspected criminals.

The PPRO gave the names of the suspects as follows; Nafiu Usman 28yrs popularly known as Baba Doctor, hails from Wanke village in Gusau LGA, Ma’aruf Usman native of Wanari Village in Zurmi local government area, Inusa Usman 40yrs native of Zurmi local government, and Awal Jibril 41.

Others were Shehu Mohammed 55, Alhaji Ibrahim Ibrahim 35,
Ibrahim Sani, Kabiru Usman, Bala Garba 60, Maigari Labbo 56, Mohammed Abdullahi, Aramako, Salisu Mamman Wadatau.

Items recovered from the suspected criminals were Six AK47 Rifles, Four Magazines, Thirty Four AK47 live ammunition and Four Swords.

Moshood said the suspects were arrested in their various hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara States.

He added that they have confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the Kidnapping of the Twins and several other armed robberies, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Zamfara State and environs, stressing that the suspects also admitted to the Intelligence Response Team that they collected the sum of Fifteen Million Naira (N15m) as ransom before releasing the twins and shared the money Five Hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) each.

He, therefore, said that the suspects would soon be charge to court.

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