Kidnappers operations now include motor parks as a new way of carrying out their illegal activities. The police high command exposed this revelation on Tuesday.
The spokesman of the command, CP Frank Mba, explained their operations: after establishing a connection with fellow gang members about their activities, the kidnappers go to motor parks and load innocent passengers. They then depart the parks discreetly to avoid suspicion.
The revelation by the Police came on the heels of parading 34 suspects detained for crimes of armed robbery, gun-running, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other crimes within Abuja.
The motor drivers are also complicit in the crimes as they carry the passengers and stop at previously agreed points with the kidnappers. They release the passengers to them on the basis that they would go free.
Frank Mba asserted the Police would double up efforts to bring the kidnappers to justice and quell their operations.
New Ways Kidnappers Use for Operations Revealed
What gave further momentum to the revelation was the arrest of different individuals involved in the crimes. A Northern based 25 years old man from kano, Basiru Sule, was one of such detained individuals. He and his gang had terrorized and operated on the North East and the North West of Nigeria.
Also arrested were a gang of kidnappers that comprised two females and nine men led by Mallam Musa Ibrahim that had primary operations in Kaduna and Abuja.
he women were instrumental to the kidnappers’ operations and would often hide weapons within their clothes.
Transborder car snatchers that primarily stole expensive cars in Nigeria for movement to Chad and Niger republic were not left out in the arrests. Fifteen exotic cars, mainly comprising Toyota Corolla cars, ECOWAS documents and other incriminating things, were found in their possession.
Individuals from Kaduna, kano and Jigawa were encouraged to check Abuja to recover their cars once valid ownership had been proved.
The spokesperson for the Police command encouraged motor drivers to work with the Police and prevent the menace of kidnapping in the region.