Security operatives have successfully smashed and arrested three members of a notorious kidnap syndicate in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau state.
The kidnappers who wear military camouflage uniforms were arrested by a joint operation conducted by the Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, Department of State Service, the Nigerian Police Force and Vigilante Group of Nigeria.
Commander of the task force, Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, who confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday, December 1, said the kidnap syndicate is also responsible for the rising banditry in the area.
He gave the names of the arrested suspects as 37-year-old Abdullahi Abubakar, Rabiu Ahmadu, 35, and Akilu Zubairu, 32.
Items recovered from the suspects include one AK 47 Rifle, one Magazine, 3 Rounds 1.62mm Special, 1XBarreta Pistol & Magazine, Camouflage Uniform and 9 SIM cards.