Katsina State Police Command arrested a 20-year-old notorious kidnap kingpin, Aliyu Sani of Sabuwar-Unguwa quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah made this known in a press briefing held earlier today in Katsina.
He said the suspects took their victims to bandits at Gora forest, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State as kidnap victims.
Isah also said that the police were able to arrest three persons for sending threat messages and made several phone calls intimidating one Shua’ibu Bala, 36, of Gozaki in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO, Kafur succeeded in arresting the syndicate at Unguwar Iliya village, Kafur when the suspects went to collect the ransom of N150,000 as demanded.
He said that during investigation, 23 cows suspected to have been stolen by the suspects were recovered from them.
The police spokesman said that the suspects confessed to have committed the crimes and that they would be charged to court after investigation.