Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police had on Wednesday, January 20, arrested suspected kidnappers who have been terrorising Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).
One of the workers of the ABU working at security department, Aliyu Abubakar, was also arrested by Special Tactical Squad of Inspector-General of Police for ‘providing’ assistance to kidnappers who have on various occasions terrorised the institution.
The Force Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Police, CP Frank Mba, stated this at the parade of about 25 suspects for various offences.
According to Mba, a suspect, Malam Jafaru, who ‘provides’ spiritual guidance to the kidnappers, was also arrested.
The arrest comes in the wake of a spate of kidnappings that have hit the university campus and its environs, with staff and students were taken for ransom.
In November, gunmen forcefully abducted a staff of ABU; and released his wife and daughter in a gunfight with police.
Kidnappers invaded the home of the staff on the university’s main campus in Zaria; and took him, his wife, and daughter.
The campus security passed on a distress call to the police intelligence response team
Police engaged the kidnappers in a gunfight. He was released later in December.
In December, nine students of the school’s French Department were abducted while on a trip to Lagos for an academic programme. Their abductors demanded N270 million as ransom.