Police Arrest Kidnappers Of Former Foreign Minister

The Nigeria Police on Monday said it has arrested seven suspected kidnappers of a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bagudu Hirse.

Hirse was abducted on November 20th, 2016, in Kaduna, but six days later regained freedom, on 26th November.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Don Awunah, in a statement said the gang, which operates mainly in Kaduna and other neighbouring states, were arrested based on intelligence gathered and, surveillance, which led to the arrest of Dominic Nwakpa, the gang’s leader, on January 1, 2017.

According to him, other suspects, including a dismissed police officer, were subsequently arrested at their various hideouts, and they include: Ifeanyi Chukwu (2nd-in-command of the gang), Balat Paul (gang driver), Ibrahim Samuel, Jatau Peter (a dismissed police officer), Clinton Abere, and Afini Paul (younger sister to the driver of the gang and also owner of the house where kidnapped victims were kept).


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