Police arrest three suspects over abduction of 121 Kaduna school children
The police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the abduction of the 121 students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State. Those apprehended by the security operatives are Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal, and Muazu Abubakar.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank
Mba, paraded the trio on Thursday at the office of the Special Tactical Squad
(STS) in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Clad in military uniform, Adamu, Lawal,
and Abubakar were among the 50 suspects paraded for kidnapping, drugs use and
distribution, and arms dealing, among other offences.
Mba, in his remarks, explained that the
suspects paraded were part of the successes recorded from the STS of the
Nigeria Police. According to him, investigations are ongoing to bring more
collaborators of the crimes mentioned at the parade to justice. In their
confession, they narrated the role they played in the kidnap of dozens of
students from their school in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
suspects said they were part of a 25-man gang that carried out the attack on
the school in July, claiming that they received the sum of N100,000 naira each
for their roles. They added that the sole aim of the kidnap was to collect
ransom. The trio were paraded more than three months after the gunmen
forcefully took away the schoolchildren from their hostels on July 5.
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