Troops arrest 2 notorious kidnappers in Taraba


The suspected kidnappers arrested in Taraba

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

Troops of 6 Brigade/Sector 3 Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) of the Nigerian Army have arrested two alleged kidnappers identified as Nali Umaru and Abubakar Umaru in Pamanga village of Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The two suspects arrested said to be involved in incidents of kidnappings in the area were arrested on 16 May 2024 by troops from the 20 Model Battalion Sub-Sector 3A OPWS during a patrol to Pamanga Village.

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According to a statement by the Nigerian Army, Nali Umaru (26) from Jauromani and Abubakar Umaru (25) from Jauro Damji, both of Sunkani Local Government Area of Taraba State, confessed to being part of a notorious kidnapping gang operating in the general area.

The statement indicated that two locally made pistols, 60 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one round of 7.62mm NATO ammunition and two cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

“The arrest of these two suspected kidnappers underscores the unwavering commitment of the Nigerian Army in eradicating all forms of criminal activities and instilling confidence in the residents in the state. The public is therefore encouraged to remain vigilant and provide security agencies with timely information on any suspicious activities in their communities,” the statement indicated.

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