The Niger State Police Command’s Special Anti-Cattle Rustling Team on Friday killed two notorious kidnappers that had been terrorising the people of Suleja, Tafa, Paiko and Gurara local government areas of the state.
DSP Bala Elkana,the command Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement in Minna.
Elkana said 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 were shot dead, while one of them was arrested.
One AK47 rifle with five 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 five 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 PPRO said the suspects confessed to have kidnapped a four-year-old pupil and collected N10 million as ransom from the victim’s family.