The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday confirmed that security agencies have arrested seven suspected kidnappers in Mariri community of Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State in a statement identified the suspects as; Musa Adamu, Abdullahi Usman, Suleiman Hasidu, Usman Jibril – Saidu Isah, Hassan Abdulhamid , Idris Sani.
He said the arrest of the suspects became possible because of sustained intelligence gathering.
According to him, one Hajiya Bilkisu, a suspected accomplice who had been housing the arrested persons, was unfortunately lynched by members of the community as she tried to escape.
The statement commended the troops for their prompt action on credible intelligence gathered.
It urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation of the suspects, just as the state government appealed to citizens to avoid all forms of jungle justice, and to give security agencies the needed cooperation to work in line with the dictates of the law.
In recent times, the state suffered quite a number of kidnapping cases including the Kaduna train attack.