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Eight arrested over kidnap of Plateau ex-governor Dariye’s father

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Eight people have been arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT) over kidnap of the father of former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, 13 months ago.

 

Chibi Dariye who was first abducted in 2015 and released after a ransom was paid by his family, was kidnapped again in June 2020 in Mushere village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.

 

Police spokesperson in the state, Ubah Gabriel said a joint operation with their colleagues from the police headquarters in Abuja led to the arrest of the suspects who have been identified as Titus Ezikiel, 33 years, from Horop; Ya’u Saidu aka Ya’u Kaban, 40 years, from Kaban village, Dauda Isah, 38 years, from Horop village, Mangut Shumuwar, 30 years, from Horop village and Henry Amos, 35 years, from Horop village.

 

The 26-member criminal gang to which the suspects allegedly belong, had reportedly been carrying out armed robbery and kidnapping in Bokkos LGA.

 

Ubah said;

 

“The eight members of the criminal gang arrested include Jethron Ngusen, 57 years, from Horop village, who is the mastermind; Sunday Ibrahim, 35 years, from Horop village; Titus Ezikiel, 33 years, from Horop; Ya’u Saidu aka Ya’u Kaban, 40 years, from Kaban village and Dauda Isah, 38 years, from Horop village.

“Others are Mangut Shumuwar, 30 years, from Horop village; Henry Amos, 35 years, from Horop village; all in Mushere district of Bokkos LGA of the state.”

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