Police parade 11 suspects involved in the kidnap of Sierra Leonean envoy

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The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday paraded 11 suspected kidnappers of the Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Maj-Gen. Alfred Claude-Nelson.

Claude-Nelson was kidnapped on June 30 along the Kaduna-Abuja Road by suspected gunmen and freed on July 5.

Presenting the suspects, the Force spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah, said that the suspects were arrested through coordinated police operation.

“In a coordinated operation based on intelligence and technical support, the intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police has smashed an 11-man kidnap gang.

“This coordinated operation led to the arrest of 11 members of the notorious gang that has been terrorising the North Central states of the country,” he said.

Awunah said that the gang’s mode of operation included mounting of road blocks on highways in military uniforms and surprise attacks on unsuspecting motorists.

Others include relocating their victims from one point to the other in the forest to avoid detection and arrest, he said.

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