A suspected kidnapper, Muhammad Rinji, has been paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi State, over series of abductions and armed robbery activities with his gang in Toro Local Government Area of the state.
The state NSCDC Commandant , Ilelaboye Oyejide, who disclosed this on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, while speaking with journalists at the command’s headquarters said the suspect was arrested by NSCDC personnel in Nasarawa State while collecting ransom.
He said that due to intense security operations, kidnappers are now on the run from their enclaves at different locations, especially within Lame and other forests in Toro LGA.
“Kidnappers/bandits are on the run in the enclaves at different locations especially within TORO forest. However, the Corps intensified efforts in its patrol and surveillance, which led to the tracking of one of the suspected kidnapper by name MUHAMMAD SANI RINJI to Nasarawa state and arrest on 15/10/2023 at the point of collecting the ransom based on credible intelligence,” he said.
“During interrogation, the suspect agreed to all the allegations that they were responsible for the series of kidnapping and armed robbery activities in TORO and beyond. He gave a vivid account of his involvement in the kidnapping activity,”
Oyejide said that the suspect has been charged to court for the established offence for prosecution accordingly.
“It is worthy to note that the milestone recorded by the command would be attributed to the strategic review of the command’s operations through a robust change in the operation of our divisions and other sister security agencies and through intelligence partnership,” the commandant said.
“The command will not shy away from its constitutional mandate of protecting the lives and property of citizens in the state.”
Oyejide said that the command is taking proactive measures through a robust partnership with critical stakeholders in the state.
“I want to reiterate that all complaints should be reported to our command headquarters or the nearest division in the 20 LGAs in the state respectively. ”