A seven man syndicate of suspected bandits have been arrested in Lere local government area of Kaduna state while their female accomplice was lynched by angry residents.
This was disclosed in a press release by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Aruwan.
According to Aruwan, Security agencies reported to the Kaduna State Government that seven suspected bandits have been arrested in Mariri community of Lere local government area.
According to the report, the arrests were the result of sustained intelligence gathering.
He said Troops of Operation Safe Haven acted on the credible intelligence, and arrested members of a kidnap syndicate, identified as follows:
- Musa Adamu
- Abdullahi Usman
- Suleiman Hasidu
- Usman Jibril
- Saidu Isah
- Hassan Abdulhamid
- Idris Sani
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One Hajiya Bilkisu, a suspected accomplice who had been housing the arrested persons, was unfortunately lynched by angry residents (members of the community) as she tried to escape.
He said, “the Kaduna State Government noted the report with satisfaction and commended the troops for their prompt action on credible intelligence gathered. The Government urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation of the suspects.
“Furthermore, the Kaduna State Government appealed to citizens to avoid all forms of jungle justice, and to give security agencies the needed cooperation to work in line with the dictates of the law.
“Citizens will be updated on further developments, he said.”
Source: Kaduna State Governor/Facebook.