By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigetia – The Kaduna State Command of the Nigerian Police on Wednesday, paraded the killers of a senior naval officer, Commander Oluwayemisi Ogundana, who was recently declared missing before her body was found in a shallow well.
The killers of three operatives of IGP’S Intelligent Response Team and kidnappers of the Ahmadu Bello University students, Zaria, were also paraded along other suspects of various criminal offences.
According to the Command, the suspects were arrested after a carefully planned and coordinated operation carried out by its officers.
The suspects who were arrested on account of killing police officers disclosed to have been in the business for quite some time before their arrest.
The leader of the gang, Adamu Ishaku, 45 years old, before his arrest along other members of his group, has been parading himself to be a civil staff of the Nigerian Air Force.
Ishaku, was arrested with other eight members of his gang; six female and two male suspects.
Addressing newsmen at the state Command Headquarters, Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, said the Command has sustained the fight against kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling and other violent crimes being perpetrated against law abiding citizens of the state.
According to him, the Command unrelented efforts to rid the state of violent crimes had yielded fruitful results with the arrest of 50 suspects of various criminal activities.
Speaking on last week abduction of six female students and two teachers at Engravers School, CP Ali said they are doing everything possible to rescue the students and the teachers.
“We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers, we know the location of the kidnappers but, we do not want to endanger their lives.
“Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs, so killing is nothing to them, this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released, we will go after them.
“We are assuring the people of Kaduna state that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon.
“Mistake has been done by the school authority, but we will do our best to ensure the release of these victims,” he said.
On the issue of Rigasa Rehabilitation islamiyya, the CP said it is very true that the children were involved in homosexuality.
“We do not want to jeopardize our investigation, until we are through with our investigation, we will inform you.”
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan who was at the Command to support the CP during the parade said the officers and men of the police have been doing well.
“We are here to lend our support to the Kaduna state Police Command just like the way we have been doing to other security agencies operating in the state, we commend their doggedness and appreciate their sacrifice.
While calling on the media to keep enlightening the public on the efforts of the security agencies, Aruwan, also seeks the support of residents to volunteer information to the police in order to ease their work.