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Nigeria’s secret police nabs four suspected kidnappers

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The secret police in Nigeria, the State Security Services (SSS), says it has apprehended four kidnap suspects recognized as Idris Abdullahi, Abel Attah Ekong, Itoro Edet Effiong and Nsisong Edet Effiong between 16th and 28th February 2024.

According to a statement issued by the Akwa Ibom State Command of the organization, the quartet are part of a infamous syndicate which has been terrorising the kingdom and masterminded several kidnap incidents in current times, especially the abduction of Ayo Bambe, the supervisor of Me Lounge at Osongama Estate, Uyo and two others on January 27, 2024.

The statement stated investigation by the Command led to the arrest of Abdullahi, the driver of the syndicate in Port Harcourt, River State along with a Toyota Sienna car used in the operation on February 16, 2024.

While Ekong used to be apprehended at Otua Sega Community of Ogbia LGA in Bayelsa State on February 26, 2024, the duo of Itoro and Nsisong were arrested at their residence in Mbak Etoi in Uyo LGA on February 28, 2024.

During the investigation, the 4 suspects confessed their involvement in the kidnap of the three (3) victims at Me Lounge and different attacks across the state.

Consequently, the suspects will be arraigned by the Command at the Federal High Court Uyo, on Friday, March 22, 2024, whilst a manhunt for other fleeing contributors is still ongoing.

The important obligations of the SSS are within the country and include counter-intelligence, scientific intelligence, inner security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance as well as investigating some different types of serious crimes towards the state.

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It is also charged with the safety of senior authorities officials, especially the President, Vice President, nation governors and visiting heads of states and governments with their respective families.


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