Two notorious kidnappers have been killed by the Niger Police Command’s Special Anti-Cattle Rustling Team on Friday, the deceased had been terrorising the people of Suleja, Tafa, Paiko and Gurara local government areas of the state.
In a statement released by the DSP Bala Elkana, the command Public Relations Officer in Minna.
He said that the squad raided a cattle rustlers’ hideout at Nkuchi, Paiko Local Government Area .
Elkana said during the operation, which lasted for several hours, two of the hoodlums shot dead while one of them was arrested.
“One AK47 Rifle with 5 rounds of live ammunition and 13 empty shells were recovered.”
Also the command’s Anti-Robbery Squad, in collaboration with the IGP Special Tactical Squad, arrested 5 suspects at Injita Village, Munya Local Government Area in their hideout.
Elkana said one of suspects from Kaduna State was a notorious gun runner and was arrested in the process of selling one AK47 rifle to three other suspects.
He said items recovered from them included one locally made SMG gun with six rounds of live ammunition, two revolver locally made guns with four live cartridges, three locally-made single barrelled-gun and a Dane gun.
The PRO said the suspects confessed to have kidnapped a four-year old pupil and collected N10 million as ransom from the victim’s family.