No fewer than eight suspected kidnappers were arrested by the police in Katsina State.
The spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, DSP Gambo Isa, who made this known on Monday said the suspects had been terrorising the state for some time.
The suspects, he disclosed were Joshua Yohanna, 22; Musa Ibrahim, 25; Nafiu Umar, 32; and Kabir Lawal, 28.
According to him, they were arrested in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Another set of kidnappers arrested, he disclosed, were Mubarak Babangida, 21; Abubakar Lawal, 19; Aliyu Lawal, 22; and Nura Abdulhamid, 22.
The first set of suspects, he said, through a phone call, threatened to kidnap and kill one Haruna Bello and Nuhu Yusuf of Gozaki town if they refused to pay a ransom of three million naira.
According to him, both Bello and Yusuf paid the sum of N300,000 to the suspects and later reported the case to the police.
“During investigation, police arrested the four suspects who confessed to have committed the act.
“The police recovered the sim card they used in sending threat messages to their victims,’’ he said.
He disclosed that the second set of people was arrested in Katsina following a tip off.
They were arrested dressed like women and in the process of kidnapping a four years old boy, he said.
He stated that there were plans to prosecute the suspects upon completion of investigations.