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Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Abuja have arrested eight suspects, who they described as “notorious and high profile killers and kidnappers.”

The suspects, it was gathered, killed 93-year-old Pa Dariye Dafwan, father of former Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Joshua Dariye in Horp Community, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Late Pa Dariye was abducted on June 17, 2020. He was shot dead eight days after the criminals had collected a N10million ransom from the family of the deceased.

The suspects were arrested, the police said, following unrelenting efforts by the IRT team “which ensured that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

In an exclusive chat with the Saturday Sun, ÏRT operatives said that the criminals were members of a 25-man gang of notorious killers and kidnappers who have been terrorising many states in the North-Central, North-East and North-West, including Plateau, Taraba, Nasarawa, Bauchi and Kaduna states since 2020. They were said to have kidnapped several victims and collected millions of naira from victims’ families.

Saturday Sun was told that it was after a rigorous intelligence gathering that the IRT team was able to dismantle the camp of the criminal gang. It was gathered that following an intense gun battle with the suspects, some of the kidnappers escaped with bullet wounds. 

It was further gathered that the operatives recovered some sophisticated weapons from them. 

“Whenever they wanted to carry out their operations, they would always meet at Horop Central Primary School in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State and since July 2020, they have been having serious meetings on how to abduct and kidnap the Late Pa Dariye Dafwan,” an operative who didn’t want his name in print told the reporter.

Earlier, on June 18, 2020, the same gang had kidnapped a woman in Magar Village in Plateau State. The police said the gang had kidnapped over 40 victims in various states and taken their victims to their camp in Giddri Local Government Area of Plateau State where they collected millions of naira as ransom from the victims’ family, “Sometimes, the victims spend..... Advance Reading For More Details......V

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