The Police, in Jigawa State, have arrested 14 kidnappers who recently killed two police officers and kidnapped a businessman.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida, disclosed this while parading the suspects yesterday at the Police Headquarters in Dutse, the state capital.
According to reports, gunmen ambushed a Police patrol team, killed two officers and set their patrol vehicle ablaze in Kwalam town, Taura local government area.
He said the arrest of the suspects followed an “Operation Flush out’ carried out by the Command to fight all forms of criminality in the State.
He said during the operation, three hideouts were raided in Dajin Maizuwo, Dan-Gwanki and Yandamo villages, in Sule-Tankarkar local government area.
Tafida said during the operation ten males and four female suspects were arrested, out of which two were injured as a result of a gunfire exchange with the Police.
He said two AK-47 rifles belonging to the two policemen killed recently were recovered, one General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), nine magazines and 308 live ammunitions of 7.6mm were recovered.