Taking on the menace of Kidnapping (ThisDay)

Taking on the menace of Kidnapping (ThisDay)
Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that the proactive measures put in place by the Nigeria Police Force to counter the menace of kidnapping nationwide, has started paying off
 
At Gawu Babaginda Village in Niger State, a band of brigands once held sway. They pilloried, raided and robbed motorists along the Suleja – Lambata, Bida
and Minna Roads with impunity. In fact, the gang had attained god-like status and were referred to in fear by all and sundry. 
 
That was until August 22 2017. Their cup became full. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who was reacting to the incessant complaints of victims, had directed the operatives deployed to man the Abuja-Kaduna Highway to cover the Suleja – Lambata, Minna and Bida Roads.
 
After due intelligence gathering, it was gathered that the dreaded gang were kidnappers that escaped arrest on Abuja – Kaduna Highway and relocated to some major roads within Niger State to continue their nefarious activities. 
 
Armed with the information, the police operatives set about nipping their activities in the bud and in one fell swoop arrested 26 of the gang members, recovering three AK47 rifles, four single barrel gun, two cut-to-size guns, one locally made revolver, one locally made pistol and one set of military camouflage uniform. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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