The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) says it has arrested one of the killers of an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, ACI Salisu Usman, in Nasarawa State.
The Force disclosed this in a press release signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), CP Frank Mba on Wednesday.
Usman and his sister, Sa’adatu Usman, had been reportedly killed on June 15, 2020, when the suspects stormed their residence and shot them.
Before her demise, Sa’adatu was a remaining yr medical pupil of the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto State.
“The killers also abducted the wife of the victim, Asmau Salisu and collected ransom from the family before her release,” the police assertion stated.
The incident occurred at his residence at the Gudi space of Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA), Nasarawa State.
The police stated it had arrested the suspected gang chief of the group, Halidu Usman ‘m’ of Akwanga, who’s at present assissting the police staff in the investigations and arrest of different members of the group nonetheless at massive.
Meanwhile, police operatives have additionally arrested 4 kidnapping/armed theft gang members allegedly chargeable for the latest sequence of kidnappings of some workers of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and their households.
The gang members whose age fell inside the ages of 27 and 23, had been arrested following police investigations and rescue operations for the kidnap victims.
The arrest of Abubakar Aliyu a.ok.a Maigiwa, aged 27, led to the arrest of the different three gang members.
Aliyu, in accordance with the police, is a safety workers of ABU Zaria who offered info to the gang on the motion and way of life of the victims.
The police stated one of the kidnap victims had recognized one Ibrahim Idris a.ok.a Naira as a member of the gang chargeable for his kidnapping and assortment of ransom earlier than his launch.
“Investigations reveal that Abubakar Ahmodu is responsible for spying on and identifying potential victims of kidnap for the gang. He provided intimate details about his father which led to the kidnap and eventual extortion of a ransom of Two Million naira from his biological father,” police stated.
The Force, nevertheless, famous that some of the victims had been rescued throughout the operation and reunited with their households whereas all the suspects will be charged to court docket on conclusion of investigations.
The police reiterated their dedication to cracking down on perpetrators of violent crimes in the nation.
Mba additionally appreciated the citizenry, whose helpful info availed the police have continued to yield constructive outcomes.
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