Police rescue security guards kidnapped in Nasarawa, arrest suspect


The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, Stephen Jonah of Tafa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, over an incident in Karu LGA of Nasarawa.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the arrest followed a complaint lodged at Karshi Division that private security guards attached to a sachet water manufacturing company undergoing construction at Jeje Jijipe Village, Karu LGA, were abducted and taken to an unknown destination.

He said sequel to the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Mohammed Baba, mobilised a detachment of police operatives led by CSP Nnamdi Udobor, the Divisional Police Officer, Karshi Division, to conduct a relentless manhunt on the perpetrators of the crime.

The search, according to him, paid off with the arrest of the suspect.

He added that “in the course of the intensified investigation, the suspect led the police operatives to their enclave at Hilltop, Jeje Jijipe village where two victims, namely: Sadiq Abubakar Jibril and Danladi Aku, were rescued unhurt and reunited with their families while a carved wooden gun used in perpetrating the dastardly act was recovered as an exhibit.”

Baba has also directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for further investigation, saying that upon conclusion, the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.

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