- The State Security Service claimed to have arrested 18 suspected kidnappers
- The men arrested were reportedly kidnappers terrorising Abuja-Kaduna highway
- The agency also claimed to have arrested a top Boko Haram commander
The State Security Service (SSS) has reportedly arrested 18 suspected kidnappers terrorising the Abuja-Kaduna expressway and a top Boko Haram commander.
SSS spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, said the suspects were arrested on July 3, at the Kakuri industrial area of Kaduna state.
NAIJ.com learnt that Some of the suspects arrested include: Haliru Hassan, Usman Abdulkadir, Yusuf Saidu, Abubakar Shuiabu, Abubakar Suleiman, Uzairu Bawa, Rabiu Sani alias Dogo, Abubakar Sani.
Premium Times reports that the SSS claimed that the suspects were notorious kidnappers terrorising motorists and within the Rijana and Katari axis of the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
According to Opuiyo, items recovered from the suspects include: a blue Volkswagen Vento car with Reg. No. MGU 106 EA, one Pistol,four AK-47 Magazines and five FN rifle, 989 rounds of Ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, one Beretta magazine, and N457, 140.
Opuiyo also told journalists that the SSS has arrested a high profile Boko Haram commander and six of his accomplices in Sakwai, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Boko Haram suspects are Usman Musa, Isa Halidu, Ibrahim Dauda, Bature Mohammed, Buhari Dauda, Inusa Usman and Adamu Ibrahim.
He said the suspects were arrested on July 1, after a tactical operation was conducted against fleeing Boko Haram fighters.
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Meanwhile, Lagos police have warned residents to desist from the practice of jungle justice in the state. On Friday, August 11, Fatai Owoseni, the state police commissioner, said those involved in the “unlawful and barbaric act” would be prosecuted.
Owoseni urged residents to instead report suspicious activities and let the police work.
On the official Facebook page of the Rapid Response Squad it was revealed that at least three acts of jungle justice were recorded across Lagos in the past one week, with angry residents threatening to attack security agents who attempted to stop them.
Watch this video of an alleged kidnapper almost lynched in Lagos state: