Crime

Police Arrest Ijaw Militants Who Masterminded Nigerian-Turkish School Kidnap, Recovers Ransom

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The Nigeria Police Force have announced the arrest of four Ijaw militants who were behind the kidnap of three staff and five students of the Nigerian-Turkish School in Isheri area of Ogun State.

According to the Force spokesperson, Donald Awunah, the duo of the IG Response Team and Tactical Intelligence Unit, two special arms of the Force were behind the crackdown.

He named the kidnappers as General Philip Kadaku, a militant leader, Romeo Council (Raw), Totki Okoda and Bekewei Agbojule (Prince Yellow). He stated that other members of the gang were still at large.

Briefing the press in Abuja on Thursday, Awunah said the operational team picked up Bekewei when he came out from the creeks in the school area.

He said one of the kidnappers, Okoda who resided in the Ijaw fishermen settlement provided information about the school to the gang before the operation.

The Police source confirmed that the kidnappers were arrested at three locations namely; Delta, Ogun and Lagos States.

Awunah revealed that Bekewei who was arrested with his own share of the ransom and helped in the arrest of other gang members.

He further said the Force was still intensifying efforts to arrest other syndicate involved in the kidnapping while stating that the four arrested have since confessed to the crime.

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