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I became a kidnapper to make money for Sallah – Suspect

The Niger Police Command has apprehended two suspected kidnappers terrorizing the people of Sabon Mariga in Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

Operatives, acting on distress calls, nabbed the bandits while they were asking residents to pay N2.5m to a bank account or risk being kidnapped.

The suspects, Mohammed Kwairi, 23, and Emmanuel Idi, 21, were arrested by police operatives attached to Kagara division.

Speaking, Kwairi said he joined the kidnap gang to make money for the Sallah celebration.

“I was looking for money to buy things for the sallah; I never knew that police operatives will arrest me.

“My parents were so angry that they refused to visit me in the cell. Honestly, I have disappointed them and I pray that they would forgive me,” he added.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, assured that the duo would be charged to court after investigation.

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