DAILY POST reported that Alhaji Umar was rescued on July 2 by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari.
Parading the suspects in Abuja on Monday, the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, revealed that the kidnap was orchestrated by someone from Katsina.
He gave the identities of the suspects as Aminu Saleh, Yusuf Dahiru, Abdullahi Mohammed, Bilal Yusuf, Sarfilu Abdu, Dahiru Musa, Tukur Bukar, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohammed Saidu, Abubakar Adamu, Mustapha Zakariyya, Ibrahim Mohammed and Bako Mustapha.
He said out of the 13 suspects, four are from Daura, while eight are from different states in the northern part of the country. One other suspect is from the Niger Republic.
According to him, two out of the suspects were said to have undergone training in Libya.
The suspects said they were trained in Libya on musketry and how to disarm members of the Armed Forces and police, including other terrorism-related training.
He said laptops with video clips of explosives’ production and manuals of how other dangerous weapons are made, was recovered from them.
Mba said, “From our analysis, we discovered that the suspects are composed of persons from different states and backgrounds. They are all males with an average age of 30. The oldest is 46 while the youngest is 20. The youngest played the key role in the whole operation.
“We discovered that there are external collaborators because one of them is from Niger Republic. The gang are also supported by local criminals and operators because the plan was orchestrated by someone from Katsina State.”
He called for stringent legislation to tackle the menace of kidnapping and cattle rustling.
He said, “We are using this opportunity to call for the strengthening of the legislation as it relates to the crime of kidnapping and cattle rustling. Our lawmakers at all levels should urgently review laws on kidnapping.”
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“Those arrested are Sunday Gabriel ‘m’ aged 20 year, Rilwan Dauda ‘m’ 18 years, Mohammed Sikiru 23 years, Oladimeji Abayomi ‘m’ aged 18 years, Rasheed Alabi ‘m’ aged 20 years, Habeeb Idowu ‘m’ aged 18 years, Olaiya Bisola ‘f’ aged 18 years, and Hazzan Hawawu ‘f’ aged 19 years.
“Three cutlasses, a calabash with charms and weed suspected to be hemp were recovered from them.
“Suspects were charged to court and remanded in prison custody.”
How PDP reacted to attack on Ekweremadu by IPOB members
some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Germany.
Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-igbo Germany community, was assaulted and publicly humiliated by IPOB members.
Reacting, the PDP described the attack on Ekweremadu as unacceptable and portrays the image of Nigeria in bad light.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party charged the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany as well as the German government to ensure that perpetrators of the act are dealt with.
The statement reads: “We amply note that the former Deputy Senate President was attending the 2nd Igbo Annual Festival in Germany where he was duly scheduled as a speaker and special guest of honour when he was attacked.
“We insist that the attack on Senator Ekweremadu was uncalled for, unprovoked and cannot be justified under any guise whatsoever, such assault on a leader is completely unacceptable and does not portray our nation in proper light.
“We therefore charge the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany as well as the German government to take appropriate decisive action on the matter.”
PDP also urged the Federal Government, particularly, the National Assembly, “to take urgent comprehensive step to address issues leading to acts of resentment and agitations by Nigerians within and outside the country in the last four years, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s misrule”.
Police nab four suspected kidnappers in Lagos community
The four suspected kidnappers who confessed to the crime after questioning from men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ilasamaja command, revealed they were up to fifty in number since they started the crime business in the area.
The kidnappers who confessed to the crime after series of investigations and torture disclosed to the community police station that other members of the gang had run away.
One of the residents, Michael Ogunmoye who spoke to DAILY POST asserted that the suspects had carried out their nefarious activities in the community for a month before they were caught on Saturday.
He said: “The kidnappers who deceive 3-5 (1 female, 4male) years old children with money, soft drinks, before they were charmed were napped by angry boys in the community who had been accused on several occasions of doing the job.”
He explained that the four suspects were almost beaten to death by the boys before they were handed over to the police.
Meanwhile, the DPO, Ilasha Police Station, CSP Ochogwu A.Ogbeh said the police would ensure the remaining 46 of the kidnapping gang members are arrested.
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