Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Kontagora, Niger State, by the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr Philip Ayuba, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Thursday that the suspects had been terrorising residents of the area for sometime.

Operatives of the command rounded up the suspects in their hideout in Kontagora town, following an intelligence report.

Ayuba further said the suspects, in their confessional statements, told NSCDC officials that they were in Kontagora to perfect their strategy to kidnap some prominent people in the town.

According to him, the leader of the gang, name withheld, was arrested with full military uniform and military identification card.

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He said the command had handed over the suspects to the 311 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kontagora, for profiling and identification.

“A female, who was kidnapped one month ago identified one of them and the vehicle they used in kidnapping her.

“The suspects also confessed that they normally come to Kontagora based on invitation by an insider.

“Exhibits found in their possession include Army uniform, belts, boots, camouflage T- shirts, 2 toy guns and a gulf car with registration number Lagos BH606 AA,” he said.

He said the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation into their case.