Soldiers on Friday arrested a suspected kidnapper in Sisi-ama community in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The soldiers had raided the hideout of the kidnappers in the forest before apprehending the suspect, whose identity had not been disclosed.
A statement signed by the Media Coordinator, Nigerian Army Operations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, indicated that apart from the arrest of the suspect, some items were recovered during the raid of the kidnapper’s hideout.
Some of the items recovered by the troops attached to the Main 16 Brigade Garrison include military camouflage and speed boats.
“As troops of the Nigerian Army continue to raid the hideouts of criminal insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminal elements nationwide with remarkable successes, troops of 16 Brigade Garrison have raided a suspected kidnappers’ hideout at Sisi-ama Village in Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers State.
“The troops arrested one suspect and recovered 3 pairs of military camouflage uniforms, two Shell Petroleum Development Corporation overall suits, five speed boats, and two generating sets.
“Other items recovered are one pumping machine, one power bank, four mobile phones, 117 voter cards, one boat engine and one box radio,” the Army statement read.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, had expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their continued support and goodwill towards the Nigerian Army in the fight against banditry across the country.
According to a statement signed by Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army chief urged law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation and intimidation.