Idris gave the warning when Operatives of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team (IRT) arrested a notorious kidnapping gang in Rivers.
Idris gave the warning when Operatives of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team (IRT) arrested a notorious kidnapping gang terrorising law abiding citizens in Rivers and its environs.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, in Abuja.
Idris also warned that anybody found guilty of any offence would be dealt with accordingly.
The statement listed the four suspects as Herbert Oriminagbe (28yrs), Chijioke Akah alias Kottos (35), Kelechi Nwaordu alias Seedof (38) and Nelson Ajumogobia alias Ibios (21).
It said that the gang met its end when it kidnapped a woman and her one-year-old daughter from her Port Harcourt home, demanding the sum of N2.5 million as ransom for their freedom.
The statement said that based on credible technical intelligence generated by the IRT, this was, however, agreed as bait.
It said the kidnapping gang was smashed when in their attempt to claim the said amount at the agreed point, Operatives of IRT engaged them, rescued the victims and arrested four of the kidnappers.
It said that in their confessional statements, the suspects admitted that they were also responsible for the kidnap of one Undunobuk and other innocent Nigerians.
``Going through a laptop computer recovered from them, it was discovered that the real owner, Undunobuk, was once robbed in his Port Harcourt residence.
``And later kidnapped to unknown seaside only to be released on the payment of N1.3 million ransom,’’ the statement said.
It also quoted the Inspector-General as saying that the police had the technical and intelligence capacity as well as the capability to reduce the perceived rise in crime such as kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism.
He urged Nigerians to always inform the police when they perceived any act of criminality and provide necessary credible information.