Troops of the 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation Forest Kunama II, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB), Liman Katagum area of Bauchi state have

The suspects identified as, Mohammed Rabiu and Alhaji Abdullahi Sule were arrested Thursday, December 8, at Kunbuli and Gubeil villages of the State, Punch reports.

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While confirming the arrests, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman told newsmen that the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from members of the public.

Usman revealed that the suspects were trailed from Mararraban Liman Katagum Motor Park while they kept up communications with one Mallam Bapashi Namutunji, demanding for the sum of N1 m as ransom.

“They also threatened to destroy their victim’s entire family members if he fails to comply.

“A bunch local charms and talisman, the sum of One Hundred and Sixty Naira (N160.00k), Gionee mobile telephone handset and an Itel phone were recovered from the suspects,” Usman said.

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The suspects will be charged to court following the conclusion of investigations into the case.