Nigeria Police Arrest ABU Staff working with gunmen to kidnap Lecturers

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Christiana Isong

The staff and students of Ahmadu Bello University can now heave a sigh of relief as police have nabbed some kidnappers terrorising the institution.

One of the university’s security staff was also arrested for allegedly aiding the kidnappers’ activities – Another suspect who was allegedly providing spiritual support for the kidnappers was also arrested.

The suspects were arrested by the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

Aliyu Abubakar, one of the workers of the institution working in the security department, was also arrested for allegedly providing assistance to the kidnappers.

Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, told newsmen that a suspect, Malam Jafaru, who reportedly provides spiritual guidance to the kidnappers was also arrested.

The arrest comes in the wake of a spate of kidnappings that have hit the university campus and its environs, with staff and students taken for ransom. recalls that some armed men kidnapped some Nigerian French Language students of ABU along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday, November 15, 2020. One of the students among those in the bus who succeeded in escaping said the kidnappers had reached out to the families of the kidnapped students, demanding N30 million ransom on each.

In another instance, some bandits suspected to be kidnappers also invaded the staff quarters of the institution in Zaria and abducted a staff, his wife and daughter.

With the recent arrest we hope that peace will be restored to the community.

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