Three suspected Fulani kidnappers killed in Niger

Three suspected Fulani kidnappers killed in Niger

Three suspected Fulani kidnappers killed in Niger

The police in Niger State have killed three suspected Fulani kidnappers. They rescued five victims.  The incidents occurred during two operations. It was learnt that two suspected Fulani men kidnapped three people in Abuja. Police detectives traced the suspects to Agaie in Niger State. Nation’s  source said during the rescue, the suspected kidnappers engaged the police in a gun battle, which led to their death. He said a few days later, three Fulani men reportedly attacked two houses in Lambata, Gawu Babangida, in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State and abducted two girls. The source said the suspected kidnappers, who kept the girls, aged 13 and 20, in a forest for four days, demanded N10 million ransom from their parents. He said the kidnappers had a brush with the police at the collection point of the ransom, resulting in a shootout, during which one of the abductors was killed. He added that another was shot in the leg and was arrested, while one escaped. The Nation gathered that the arrested kidnapper took the police to the forest where the girls were rescued. Confirming the incidents, police spokesman Bala Elkana said: “We are determined to rid the state of kidnappers.” He warned abductors to relocate “because the police will not give them any room to operate”, and advised residents to be security conscious.

The Nation


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