The suspects: Adamu Mohammed a.k.a Suleiman, aged 25, from Taraba state and kingpin of the gang; Musa Ibrahim, 28 from Kastina state and Dauda Alhaji 31, from Nassarawa state.
Three suspected kidnappers were on Monday paraded for allegedly abducting a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyprian Ugwuanyi, in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The suspects, believed to be Fulani herdsmen, also allegedly kidnapped a Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Woman Leader from the same LGA.
Parading the suspects on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, gave their names as Adamu Mohammed a.k.a Suleiman, aged 25, from Taraba state and kingpin of the gang; Musa Ibrahim, 28 from Katsina state and Dauda Alhaji 31, from Nasarawa state.
He said the trio also kidnapped one Ejike Vitus Ugwuanyi from Obollo-Afor; one John Okoli, his mother and two sisters at Ebenebe village in Anambra State.
Abdurrahman said they were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command on 18 January 2020 at their various hideouts in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
According to the Commissioner, the suspects kidnapped Fr. Ugwuanyi, Parish Priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ogbosu Umulokpa in Uzo-Uwani local government Area of the state on January 10, 2020, along Ezeagu/Uzo-Uwani road at Ulo village. While the PDP Woman Leader was kidnapped on December 21, 2019 along Enugu/Ugwuogo/Opi Nsukka road;
He said while the suspects kidnapped Vitus Ugwuanyi on January 14, 2020 at about 2130hrs at Obollo Afor; they kidnapped one John Okoli, his mother and two sisters at the boundary between Umumba in Ezeagu LGA, Enugu state and Ebenebe village in Anambra State.