In a significant breakthrough, the Kogi State Police Command apprehended a notorious kidnapper this afternoon, June 7, 2024. The arrest followed a meticulously planned operation that took place around 1:30 PM, in the outskirts of Lokoja.

The suspect, identified as Salihu, has been on the police’s most-wanted list for several months. Salihu is believed to be the mastermind behind a series of  kidnappings that have plagued the state, causing widespread fear among residents.

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The operation was carried out by a special task force comprised of officers from various units, including the Anti-Kidnapping Squad. The team acted on a tip-off that led them to a hideout in a remote village near the state’s capital. Salihu attempted to evade arrest but was swiftly apprehended without any casualties.

Residents of Lokoja have expressed relief and gratitude towards the police for their efforts.

Salihu is currently in custody and undergoing interrogation. The police have assured the public that he will face the full wrath of the law. They have also hinted that further arrests may follow as investigations continue to uncover the full extent of Salihu’s criminal network.