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Troops apprehend female kidnapper picking ransom in Taraba

Troops from 93 Battalion under 6 Bridget of the Nigerian Army have apprehended a suspected female kidnapper while trying to pick ransom in Taraba State. According to Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, spokesperson of the Bridget, the troops also apprehended a notorious gunrunner dealing in arms and ammunition and supplying them to criminals within Taraba State and other parts of the country.

The female suspect, it was learnt, was married to a notorious criminal who is the second-in-command to late Hana Terwase. 

The spokesperson stated that the troops were working on credible intelligence on the activities of the arms dealer, Joshua Dutse Idah, 45. 

He further explained, "the troops had trailed the suspect, leading to his arrest in Ibbi town of Ibbi Local Government Area of the state while he was driving to Kaduna State in a blue Volkswagen Sharon vehicle with registration number Rivers SKN-390AA." 

Olubodunde added that on interrogation, Dutse confessed that he was going to Katsina State to bring AK-47 rifles for which he received part payment of N300,000, adding that after a thorough search on the vehicle, troops recovered 1 PK machine gun, 399 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and 3 AK-47 rifle magazines. 

Olubodunde disclosed that a female suspected kidnapper named Janet Igohia, 31, was also arrested after picking up the sum of N1.5million, being ransom payment for an abducted victim at Chanchangi area in Takum LGA of the state. He explained that Igohia revealed that she was married to Voryor Gata, a notorious criminal and former second-in-command to the late Gana Terwase.


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