The Kebbi Police Command has apprehended four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse Local Government Area of Kebbi and retrieved N800,000 ransom they allegedly collected from their victims.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mustapha Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that they were apprehended by police patrol team along Koko-Basse- Fakai Road after the gang completed their operations.
“The suspects are Mohammadu Mani, Muhammadu Muhammad, Umar Mohammadu and Abdulkarim Isiya who were caught while heading to Zuru Local Government Area.
“All the ransom they had collected from their victims were retrieved and they will be charged to court for proper prosecution,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the suspects kidnapped one leader of the Fulani community in Koko-Basse, Aliyu Dikko, and collected N300,000 out of N3 million ransom demanded from his family before he was released.
The suspects also allegedly collected N500,000 from a victim, whose identity could not be ascertained before they were arrested by the police.