The Nigerian police claims its Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested three of the suspected kidnappers that murdered a senior staff of Dangote Group and also kidnapped five expatriates working for the conglomerate.
According to a statement, police said the three suspects were arrested December 3rd.
They were identified as Abubakar Gide, 24; Abdullahi Salihu, 22; and Babuga Adamu, 25.
The trio were arrested in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state; Epe Forest, Lagos State; and Ajase Ipo Forest, Kwara state.
“The suspects confessed to kidnapping and releasing all five initial victims after receiving N5.6 million ransom. They also confessed to kidnapping and murdering the ransom transporter, Istifanus Gurama, also of Dangote group,” the police said.
Police PR officer, Don N. Awunah said the suspects have led the police to their hideout in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun Forest where 3 AK47 rifles, 6 AK47 magazines, and 160 rounds of ammunition were found.
The suspects further led IRT operatives to Apoje River where Gurama’s body was recovered, Awunah added.
Awunah also said efforts are in progress to arrest other gang members.