The Niger State Police Command has apprehended a member of a three-man gang of kidnappers operating in Kwakuti in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Abubakar Umar, 20, of Ungwan Kaura Zungeru in Mashegu Local Government Area, was arrested by a team of police detectives attached to the command’s Special Anti-robbery Squad, following a tip-off.
It was reported that sometime in 2015, the gang had collected N500,000 from one Alhaji Bahago in the area so that he would not be kidnapped.
Northern City News gathered that in June 2018, the same gang of kidnappers called the victim again and demanded N2m.
The police said the gang had been operating unchecked in Kwakuti in Paiko for over seven years until one of them was arrested.