POLICE ARRESTS KILLERS OF CATHOLIC SEMINARIAN IN KADUNA
The Nigeria Police has arrested three members of a deadly gang suspected to be responsible for the abduction and death of Catholic Seminarian, Nnadi Michael of the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary at Gonin Gora, Kakau in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
The arrested suspects are Tukur Usman aged 37, father of 7, Shehu Bello aged 40, father of 5, and Mustapha Mohammed, 30, father of 1, all from Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
On January 9, 2020, hoodlums attacked the Catholic Seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one of them in cold blood, and released the remaining three on January 31, 2020, having obtained a ransom. The remains of the fourth Seminarian was found in a bush.
The suspects were arrested after several months of intensive and extensive intelligence-led operations by crack detectives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the police said.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement, said the suspects belong to a hybrid terrorist criminal network wreaking havoc in North-Central, Nigeria.
The arrested suspects are part of a 19-man gang that also carried out the kidnap of Dr. Phillip Ataga's wife and two daughters on January 24, 2020, at Juji Community in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
Police investigations further revealed "that the same criminal gang is responsible for the kidnap of six students and two teachers of Engravers College, Chikun LGA, Kaduna, from their school premises on October 3, 2019."
Police say the suspects have confessed to several other random operations along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, where they kidnapped, killed, and robbed motorists, collecting ransom and valuables running into millions of naira.
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The Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu, has assured residents that the Nigerian police will remain unrelenting in ensuring that the crime rate in the country is greatly reduced while assuring the nation that the police will not rest until the other gang members currently on the run are apprehended and brought to book.