Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder
have between 5th June, 2019 and today, 19th June, 2019 arrested a total
of Thirty-two (32) kidnap suspects including 4 involved in the kidnap of
UBEC Chairman, his daughter and the killing of his driver. The
Operatives also recovered Eleven (11) AK47 Rifles, Two (2) Pump Action
Guns, Three (3) Locally Made Pistols, Twelve (12) Dane Guns, Two (2)
Revolver Pistols, Ten (10) Live Cartridges, Seventy-seven (77) Live
Ammunition and Two (2) Volkswagen vehicles.
The arrest of the four (4) suspects is sequel to the massive manhunt launched to apprehend the fleeing members of the kidnap gang involved in the kidnap of UBEC Chairman. It would be recalled that some gang members had fled following the death of their Gang Leader/Kidnap Kingpin, one Sumaila Sule a.k.a Shaho, who died on 18th May, 2019 as a result of bullet injuries sustained during a shoot-out with Police Operatives.