The Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team has arrested four suspected kidnappers in Osun and Ondo State.
The suspects are; Teslim Ibitoye, 38, Sunday David, 35 and Akeem Ibitoye.
Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Commander of the team, Mr Abba Kyari confirmed the arrest in Lagos on Saturday.
Mr Kyari said “on April 25, after a follow up and support from Technical Intelligence Support of the Inspector-General of Police, officers’ traced one of the kidnappers of Akin Nureni.’’
According to him, the suspects confessed to kidnapping the minor; Nureni, in Osun.
“The suspects also confessed to several kidnappings in Osun and Ondo State, including the recent blocking of one Mrs Basirat on April 11.
“A pistol with seven live and four expended ammunition, two single barrel short guns with 16 live and nine expended cartridges, facial mask, victims jewelry and charms were recovered in the suspects hideout.
“Two of the suspects, Teslim Ibitoye and Sunday David, are receiving treatment at a hospital following bullets wounds they got during gun battle with the police,’’ he said.
The police are making serious efforts to arrest the remaining kidnappers.