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  • Updated: April 20, 2023

Nasarawa Police Command Arrest Notorious Kidnapper 'Chiyawa'

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious kidnapper, Shuaibu Mohammed, popularly known as 'Chiyawa', who had been involved in several kidnapping cases in the state.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure at the command’s headquarters in Lafia on Thursday while parading 23 other suspects who were arrested for various crimes across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state.

He commended the police officers attached to the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command, led by SP Lapshak Lenka, for working tirelessly to arrest the suspected kidnap kingpin.

While reiterating the command’s commitment to eradicating crime in the 13 LGAs, Nansel said the police command would not hesitate to arrest anyone who disturbs the peace of other residents of the state.

He said, “On 19/4/2023 at about 5 pm, and based on a tip off, operatives of the Command’s Anti-kidnapping unit arrested a kidnap kingpin named Shuaibu Mohammed AKA Chiyawa ‘M’ of Kadarko, Giza Development Area.

“The suspect who investigation has shown to be the gang leader of a notorious kidnapping syndicate terrorizing Dadere, Mararaba Akunza, Lafia, Agyaragu, Kadarko and environs, has been on the wanted list of the Command for various cases of kidnapping and has been evading arrest before nemesis caught up with him.”

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