The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested three suspected Fulanis for kidnapping inside a forest in Ijan-Ekiti, the Gboyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
It was gathered that the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, in collaboration with the vigilantes stormed the forest after the group allegedly kidnapped two persons in Ikere Ekiti.
The kidnappers are Abdullahi Musa, aged 39, Abdullahi Ali, aged 25 and Abdullahi Suleiman, aged 19.
A statement released on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, Abutu Sunday stated that only three were arrested out of seven kidnappers while the four others were currently at large.
"As part of the deliberate effort of the Command to get the State rid of kidnappers and other criminal elements, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, in collaboration with the vigilantes, trailed and arrested three(3) suspected kidnappers inside a deep forest in Ijan-Ekiti.
"The arrested suspects – Abdullahi Musa ’38yrs’, Abdullahi Ali ’25yrs’ and Abdullahi Suleiman ’19yrs’, during interrogation, confessed to have been engaged in series of kidnapping operations in Ekiti State including two kidnapping incidents in Ikere-Ekiti.
“The suspects further disclosed their syndicate comprises seven(7) men with four others currently at large. Effort is ongoing for the possible arrest of the fleeing suspects."