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Abuja kidnapping: Police arrest suspected killer of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, others

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Nigeria Police Force has finally arrested a suspected kidnapper believed to be involved in the abduction and murder of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar and other victims of kidnapping in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Police, in a statement on Sunday, disclosed that a 28-year-old Bello Mohammed was apprehended in a Kaduna hotel raid on January 20 with N2.25 million in suspected ransom money.

The police said Mohammed confessed under questioning to being part of the gang that kidnapped family members in Bwari on January 2.

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“The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, on January 20, 2024, arrested one Bello Mohammed, 28, of Zamfara State, in Kaduna.

“The Divisional Police Officer, Tafa Division, acting on intelligence, raided one hotel in Tafa Area, Kaduna, where he arrested Bello, with the sum of N2.25m (two million, two hundred and fifty million naira) only, suspected to be proceeds of ransoms collected from kidnapped victims within the area,” the statement noted.

He further admitted that the gang killed some of their kidnapped victims, including Nabeeha, in a camp in Kaduna State on January 13.

“The suspect, during interrogation, confessed to being part of the gang that kidnapped the family members of one Barrister Ariyo in Bwari, FCT, on January 2, 2024, and killed some kidnapped victims, including Nabeeha, f, daughter of the legal practitioner, on January 13, 2024, in a kidnappers camp in Kaduna State.

“The suspect, in a dramatic situation, offered N1,000,000 (one million naira only) to induce the DPO, who rejected the offer and carried out his duty diligently.”

Recall that about 19 abductees were taken away by bandits from the Sagwari Estate Layout in the Dutsen-Alhaji area in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

The kidnappers were demanding N700 million ransom for nine of their victims.

The kidnappers had killed four of the hostages, including Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level student of Biological Science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and 13-year-old Folashade Ariyo. Nabeeha was abducted alongside six other siblings.

The siblings were kidnapped with their father, Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar, from their home at Zuma 1, on the outskirts of Bwari town in Abuja, on January 2.

Earlier, the Police also arrested Chinaza Philip, a notorious Abuja kidnapper, on January 19, 2024.

 

Abuja kidnapping: Police arrest suspected killer of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, others

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