The operatives of the Nigerian police, Niger state command have arrested two suspected kidnappers that had been terrorizing and hence, making life unbearable for the people of Sabon Mariga in the Rafi local government area of the state.
the suspects were Mohammed Kwairi (23-year-old) and a 21-year-old Emmanuel Idi were arrested by police operatives attached to Kagara division.
The report gathered that the police took to action following distress calls that the hoodlums were asking residents to pay N2.5m to a bank account or risk being kidnapped.
Confessing to the crime, one of the suspects, Kwairi said he joined the notorious group to raise money for the forthcoming sallah celebration.
“I was looking for money to buy things for the sallah; I never knew that police operative will arrest me.
“My parents were so angry that they refused to visit me in the cell. Honestly, I have disappointed them and I pray that they would forgive me.”
The command’s public relations officer, Muhammad Abubakar, stated that the suspects were threatening to kidnap Sabon Mariga residents if they failed to pay N2.5m.
He added that the matter would be charged to court on conclusion of investigation.