The Niger State Police Command has apprehended one Shuaibu Abdullahi, 22, for allegedly kidnapping Bello Umar of Vunu Village in the Lavun Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was trailed and arrested by the police detectives attached to Lemu Division on a tip-off.
The suspect had sometime in August invaded the village in collaboration with three members of his gang who are now at large and kidnapped Umar for ransom.
It was gathered that the suspect alongside the three fleeing members of his gang, who were armed with weapons abducted their victim and took him into a nearby bush.
The suspect told Northern City News that luck ran out of his gang as the victim escaped from captivity.
“I never knew that my victim will escape otherwise we would have made our money but unfortunately I ended up in the police net.
“We slept off and our victim took advantage of that and ran away. He later reported the matter to the police who arrested us,” he explained.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, stated that police have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing gang members.