Police kill kidnap kingpin, arrest two others

Police kill kidnap kingpin, arrest two others

The police on Thursday recorded a major success in the fight against kidnapping, killing a notorious kidnapper based in Kaduna.

He is Hassan Saleh, popularly called Yellow.

Police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Response Team (IRT) in its operation killed the kidnapper and arrested two others.

Those arrested are Abdullahi Usman, 34 years,  who hails from Rijana Village Kaduna and Zaiyanu Bello, 25 years from Kaura, Katsina State.

Other members of the gang were reported to have escaped.

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The operation was carried out by the police along with members of the local vigilance group.

It was gathered that the kidnappers opened fire on the police team when they sighted it.

“Yellow” was however killed in the exchange of fire that ensued.

In the incident an AK47 rifle was said to have been recovered.

Confirming the incident in a statement, the Commander of the IRT office, Abbah Kyari, said the suspects confessed to being responsible for kidnapping activities along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

They were said to have also given the names of the other members of the gang.

Kyari said efforts were ongoing to arrest those that escaped.

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