ACP Abba Kyari, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of two suspected kidnappers by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Kyari disclosed that the suspects were responsible for terrorising Kogi State and its environment, as they were caught following a Kidnapping of an Islamice Scholar, Alhaji Jibrin Idris, in Enabo, Ankpa Local Government Area of the State.
“After about three months of unrelenting follow-up, the kidnappers escaped to Enugu State after collecting the ransom in February and realised that IRT was trailing them.
“They were arrested on May 29 in Ayingba, Kogi, and 9th Mile, Enugu State.’’ He said the suspects were a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old man from Ankpa in Kogi, who had confessed their involvement in the kidnapping of the chief imam at Enabo in Ankpa District.
“They mentioned two other gang members now at large. We are on their trail. “We recovered the phone used for the ransom negotiation by the kidnappers, “ Kyari said.