The Special Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) of the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has apprehended three suspects in connection with the kidnapping of six students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos.
According to ACP Abba Kyari, the three suspects arrested had been involved in various kidnap incidents within the country.
He said they were arrested on May 30, following Idris’s deployment of SIRT in follow up to the kidnap of the school Children in Epe.
“Three of the militants and kidnappers, who left the creek and came to Benin to visit one of their members that was injured in recent gun battle with security agents, were arrested by IRT in Benin.
“The suspects are Egelu Endurance aka Jubby 25, a native of Abere town in Ovia South L.G.A Edo; Stanley Yomi Irabomini, 25, aka Powei from Ovia South LGA of Edo State; and Bentel Endurance 24, also from Ovia South LGA Edo State.
He said the suspects had confessed to have participated in various kidnap of prominent personalities in Lagos and Ogun states, including the Oniba of Iba kidnap, Turkish School Kidnap, Isheri Landlord Kidnap and Epe School Kidnap.
“The suspects claimed they came to Benin to see their injured colleague and relax for a while before going back to the creek,” said Kyari.
He added that a serious effort to arrest the remaining gang members and rescue the school children is in progress.