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Female kidnapper arrested while trying to pick N1.5m ransom in Taraba

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Troops from 93 Battalion under 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have arrested a female kidnapper, Janet Igohia, while trying to collect a ransom paid by relatives of an abducted victim in Taraba State.

Also, a gunrunner dealing in arms and ammunition and supplying them to criminals within the State and other parts of the country was taken into custody.

Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, the spokesman of the brigade, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Janeth it was learnt, was married to a notorious criminal who is a second-in-command to late Hana Terwase.

Olubodunde said the suspect was arrested after being paid ransom for an abducted victim in the Chanchangi area in Takum LGA of the state.

“She is currently married to the leader of a violent extremist group in southern Taraba.

“According to her, she had previously been married to high-profile criminals such as late Terkibi Gemaga, aka Mopol, a notorious kidnapper who was killed by troops five years ago.

“She revealed that she also got married to late Gana Terwase, another notorious criminal who was killed during a joint special force operation three years ago,” he said.

Mr Olubodunde also revealed that the troops deployed in Mararaba Baissa community of Donga LGA apprehended two other suspected gun runners who were allegedly involved in extra judicial killings and cattle rustling with the sum of N600,000.

“The money recovered from the suspects was part of the proceeds from their illegal activities and 2 Techno mobile phones,” he added.

He gave the names of the suspects as Alhaji Adamu Damisa [40 years old] and Usman Isah, 44 years old.

 

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