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3 suspected kidnappers arrested in Niger

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Niger State has arrested three suspected kidnappers in Pandagori in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

The state Corps Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba who paraded the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday, said they had been terrorising residents of the area for some time.

According to NAN, Ayuba said that the operatives of the command rounded up the suspects in their hideout in Pantogari town, following an intelligence report.

He explained that the suspects, in their confessional statements, said they were in Pantogora to perfect their strategy to kidnap Alhaji Adamu Hassan while demanding N10 million as ransom.

He said that the three suspects later agreed for N4 million, failure of which the victim would be killed.

The commandant also stated that one of the suspects had worked for the victim where 150 cows and 170 sheep were stolen from him.
“All the three suspects confessed to the crime and would be charged to court after investigation.

“Exhibits found in their possession included a mobile phone with six sim cards of different networks,” he said.

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