Police Operatives Smash New Kidnapping Syndicates

Police operatives from Abuja comprising the Abba Kyari led Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) have smashed a new kidnapping syndicate responsible for several abductions, who demand for and collect ransoms in US dollar equivalent.

Five (5) notorious kidnapping members of the gang were arrested by the operatives in Aba, Abia State while several AK 47 rifle ammunition and operational vehicles were recovered.
In some of the abductions carried out by the kidnap gang, victims and their families in the South East were made to pay sums ranging from N250, 000, N1million and N5.5million in US dollars equivalent.

“Sequel to the kidnap of one Chief Felix Ogbonna, 80yrs old, on Sunday 26th November 2017 and his Subsequent release after Ransom was Paid, with technical support from TIU, Operatives of IGP Intelligence Response Team IRT deployed By IGP Ibrahim Idris swung into action and eventually arrested of 5 gang members of the New kidnap syndicate.
“The kidnappers confessed to have started their Kidnapping operations this November 2017 and have been involved in three (3) kidnappings in Aba, Abia state collecting ransoms of 250k, 1million and 5.5million naira equivalent in dollars respectively.
“The suspects confessed to random kidnapping based on the nature of the vehicle being driven by their targets.
“Suspect’s names and confessed roles played are as follows: Samuel Chikaodi James AKA Chiboy 29 year old, the second in command.
He is also the driver of the operational vehicle used in the kidnappings, the negotiator of ransoms and does the pick-ups. So far he has received 3 million.

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