The Abia State police command said it had arrested sixteen suspected kidnappers and some armed robbery suspects terrorizing residents of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Leye Oyebade, stated this at a news briefing at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He vowed that the command would deal decisively with criminal acts in the state and warned criminals to engage in legitimate business or leave the state.
The commissioner alleged that the suspected kidnappers on Friday abducted two relatives returning from a pharmaceutical shop in Aba.
He said the suspects took the victims to their hideout in Uratta, from where they demanded N2 million ransom.
He said policemen immediately trailed the suspects to their hideout where they rescued the victims and arrested two of the suspects while others escaped.