The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement on Tuesday that the operation “Area of Responsibilities of Operations Absolute Sanity’’ on Abuja – Kaduna Highway which was directed by the IGP took effect from 14th of August, 2017.
The police decided to extend the operations to Niger state because the gangs of Kidnappers that escaped arrest on Abuja – Kaduna Highway relocated to some major roads within Niger State.
“In the operations that is still on-going, five different vicious and notorious Kidnap for Ransom gangs were dislodged and busted in their hideouts along Suleja –Lambata-Bida and Minna Roads in Niger State.
“A total of 26 suspected kidnappers were arrested in the operation. They all confessed to the offence and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime.’’
“Most of the suspects were identified by the victims for being responsible for their kidnap. Investigation is being intensified to arrest the other suspects at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of Investigation.’’