Key suspects involved in the abduction of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, Kaduna, have been arrested.
The three suspects, Ishaku Lawal, Muazu Abubakar and Adam Bello were arrested by the operatives of the Special Tactical Squad, of the Nigerian Police.
This disclosure was made by the Force’s spokesperson, CP Frank Mba in a statement issued on Thursday from the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Mbah said that investigations by the Police team revealed how 27-year-old Muazu Abubakar a.k.a Datti, the principal suspect, carried out surveillance of the Bethel school and strategized with his other gang members before they attacked and abducted the students.
Ishaku Lawal revealed how Ahmadu a.k.a Yellow provided the firearms and ammunition they used for the operation.
The police disclosed that one AK47 rifle was recovered from each of the suspects, and that investigation into the case is still ongoing.
In the same vein, the police said they have also arrested a prolific highway robbery syndicate that has been linked to about 50 armed robberies along major highways in the South-West region of the country.
The leader of the gang, one Mohammed Mode a.k.a Basullube from Gugu in Kwara State, revealed to the Police team how he masterminded and led other gang members, Abdullahi Mohammed from Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Musa Adamu from Otte Vilage, Kwara State and Abdullahi Ali from Orita Gambari in Oyo State, all within the age bracket of 21 – 27 years, to carry out the series of highway robberies before their eventual arrest.
Similarly, Police said that they have also arrested suspects behind the recent spate of break-ins and theft in places of worship in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.
Mbah said that their investigations led to the arrest of three members of a gang that specialized in the theft of musical instruments from churches.
“The suspects revealed to the Police team how they broke into over 50 churches.
“The suspects include one Monday Akawu 39yrs who impersonates personnel of the Nigerian Army to enable the gang to move the stolen items to their intended criminal receivers and Joseph Orazulike ‘m’ 35yrs who is a receiver of the stolen items.
“Over 30 specialized musical equipment and other electronic gadgets stolen from different churches were recovered from the suspects.”
“All the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations,” Mbah added.