The police have arrested four suspects for alleged involvement in the abduction of some bus passengers along the Piri Kwali Expressway in Abuja.
The victims, whose number could not be ascertained, were kidnapped after the Toyota Previa bus they were travelling in was forced to a stop by the kidnappers, who shot at the vehicle on Sunday.
A statement by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, on Monday, said four of the suspected kidnappers had been arrested.
They are Shuaibu Sule, 27; Mohammadu Usman, 25; Umar Usman, 19; and Usman Ibrahim, 20, all of the Kamadi village, Kwali, FCT.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects included one Dane gun, two cutlasses, one iron bar and one AK-47 ammunition shell
The statement read, “Police operatives from the FCT Command, while responding to a distress call on Sunday around 5.30pm on Piri, Kwali Expressway, arrested four suspected kidnappers, whose syndicate fired several shots at a Toyota Previa bus and kidnapped some of its passengers after the bus was forced to a stop.
“While some of the passengers were rescued by the joint effort of the police and some youths of the nearby community, others are still with the kidnappers.”