By Danmaryam Zayamu
The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it has arrested 3 Ansaru suspected terrorists who attempted to kidnap the Emir of Potiskum.
They were arrested in Kururu forest, Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state, weeked.
This, the police noted, brings the number of persons arrested since the war against the Ansaru terrorist group began few days ago to 8.
The Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday.
According to the statement, preliminary investigation revealed that the 3 arrested were actively involved in the recent attack and attempted kidnap of the Emir of Potiskum which resulted in the gruesome killing of the Emir’s Police escorts.
He gave the names of the 3 arrested suspects to include Munkailu Liman Isah aka Babban Driver’m’ 32yrs, Abdullahi Saminu aka Danmunafiki ‘m’ 21yrs and Aminu Usman ‘m’ 22yrs.
“The suspects are already assisting Police investigators with useful information relating to the membership spread and make-up, criminal/operational records, logistics and general modus operandi of the terror group.
“They were also involved in several other kidnap operations and terror attacks on commuters and other innocent citizens along some major highways, especially in the North-West and North Central States of the country.
“Unfortunately, investigation also reveals that some citizens, especially those within the business community, give tacit support to the terror groups by deliberately doing businesses with them through the supply of essential goods, drugs (licit/illicit) and other services.
“To this end, the IGP calls for patriotism amongst the people, noting that this is the only way the fight against the criminal elements can truly be won,” the statement noted.
The statement quoted the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, as commending the good people of Birnin-Gwari and environs for their understanding, cooperation and support which have resulted in the measure of successes recorded so far particularly in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other heinous crimes in the country.