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20 kidnappers arrested across Nigeria

04 August 2015, 12:06

Abuja - The State Security Service, SSS, in a combination of special tactical operations and robust actionable intelligence has arrested over 20 kidnap kingpins across the country, Premium Times reports.

The operations sanctioned by the Director-General, Lawal Daura, succeeded in the arrest of the masterminds and other facilitators of these kidnapping syndicates

These groups terrorise their victims and members of the public across the States particularly in the South-South, South-West and the North-West zones of the country.

Also read: DSS storms PDP secretariat

In the course of their dastardly acts, these criminals rape, maim and even murder their victims. They inflict psychological pains, humiliation and grief on such victims and their families. They extort huge sums of money from families or friends of victims.

The SSS in line with its statutory mandate, initiated series of special tactical operations in the States prone to the nefarious activities of these criminal gangs.

In a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo of the secret service said that the latest onslaught is coming against the backdrop of upsurge in kidnapping incidents perpetrated by criminal syndicates/elements in the past few weeks.

Read more at Premium Times


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