The Jigawa State Police Command, in conjunction with a local vigilante group, arrested two suspected kidnappers in the state’s Taura local government area.
Command spokesman DSP Lawan Shiisu, who disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, September 20, said the suspects, aged between 35 and 40, were arrested on Sunday following reliable information and credible information.
“Those arrested are believed to be members of a criminal gang who are terrorizing parts of the state and neighboring Kano,” he said.
“The police arrested them during a special operation in Arababa village, Gabasawa area in Kano and Larabar Gugunya village in Taura, Jigawa,”
The PPRO said preliminary investigation showed the suspects were responsible for the August 9 attack on Nigeria Immigration Service personnel.
“Investigation also shows that the suspects killed two police officers in Kwalam village in Taura on January 23,” he said.
The police spokesman further said that four magazines containing 83 rounds of 7.9mm live ammunition, two locally made pistols, bows, arrows and two batons were recovered.
He also said mobile phones, clothes, lubricating oil, three Nigerian national identity cards and four photographs were recovered from the suspects.
Shiisu urged the public to always provide police with credible and reliable information regarding suspicious people around their surroundings.
He said the suspects would be brought to justice as soon as the investigation into the case was completed.