The Jigawa Police Department, in collaboration with a local vigilante group, apprehended two suspected kidnappers in the state’s Taura Local Government Area.
Lawan Shiisu, the command’s spokesman, confirmed the arrest to News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse.
Mr Shiisu, a deputy superintendent of police, stated that the suspect, aged 35 to 40, was apprehended on Sunday based on reliable intelligence and credible information.
“Those arrested are thought to be members of a criminal gang that has terrorised parts of the state and neighbouring Kano.”
“They were apprehended during a special operation in Larabawa village, Kano’s Gabasawa area, and Larabar Gurgunya village, Taura, Jigawa,” he said.
Mr Shiisu said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspects were responsible for the August 9 attack on personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
”Investigation is also showing that the suspects killed two police officers at Kwalam village in Taura on January 23,” he said.
The police spokesman further stated that four magazines with 83 rounds of 7.9mm live ammunition, two locally made pistols, bows, arrows and two sticks were recovered from them.
He also said that cellular phones, clothes, lubricating oil, three Nigerian National Identity Cards and four photographs were recovered from the suspects.
Mr Shiisu urged the public to always avail the police of credible and reliable information concerning suspicious persons around their environment.
He said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation in the matter has been concluded.