The Commander of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS) and his personnel under the Operation Absolute Sanity stormed and raided some identified kidnappers den, camps, Black spots and Criminal hideouts in the forests located in Kaduna, Minna, Tegina, Birnin gwari – Funtua within Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States successfully.
Six (6) notorious gangs were smashed and Thirty Seven (37) suspects arrested for engaging in the act of kidnapping and collection of ransom, some of their victims names withheld were rescued from their captivity unhurt and were reunited with their families.
Some of the suspects were also arrested for armed robberies, multiple cars snatching and crossing them to Niger Republic and other neighbouring countries.
Six (6) of the suspects were killed during exchange of fire between the Police team and the suspected kidnappers/bandits.
All the suspects arrested confessed to the crime and admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of these capital offences.
They will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation.
However, investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.