A special team of police detectives from Abuja has arrested 33 kidnappers in a mosque at Odo-Ape along Obajana-Kabba road in Kogi State following an undercover operation. THIS DAY reports.
The men who operate along the Obajan-Kabba road were arrested inside a mosque at Odo-Ape while planning an operation.
The kidnappers drawn from all the axis of Obajana road were exposed by ‘one of them’ who happens to be a police detective planted in the group.
According to an unnamed police source, unknown to the men one of them was an undercover policemen.
The meeting was to hold immediately after prayers on Friday. However, the crack team from Abuja was called in during prayers after two of the three doors of the mosque had been shut.
All suspected kidnappers were then identified and handcuffed and taken away for questioning.
The Special Adviser on Security to Kogi State Governor, Commodore Jerry Omodara (rtd), who confirmed the arrest to journalists yesterday said all the 33 suspects were taken to Abuja for further interrogation, stressing that the state government was committed to the crack down of crime in the state.