A kidnapper was forced to cough out N1.5m as ransom after he was kidnapped by a rival gang.
Force public relations officer, Frank Mba has revealed how a kidnapper got kidnapped and was forced to pay N1.5m for his release.
According to Mba, the two suspects are now in police custody.
He said Mohammed Ahmadu, a suspected kidnapper was held by a group led by one Buba Babu and had to pay N1.5m before he was released.
Both suspects were paraded in Abuja on Monday afternoon.
Mba both suspects operated around the federal capital territory (FCT) and the north-central region at large.
“Notable among the arrests, is the arrest of one Abubakar Umaru a.k.a Buba Bargu, ‘m’, 35 years, native of Kato Shiroro area of Niger State by the operatives of the special tactical squad (STS),” he said in a statement.
“Investigations by the police team revealed that Abubakar is a member and armourer of a gang that has carried out several kidnaps for ransom operations along Lokoja-Abuja/Abuja –Kaduna highways and other major highways in the north-central states of the country.
“Interestingly, this group carried out the abduction of one Mohammed Ahmadu a.k.a CONFIRM ‘m’, 30 years, a kidnap kingpin and leader of another notorious kidnapping group in the north-central when he came to their hideout in the forest to sell live ammunition to the group.
“He was held and shot in the hand until his gang members paid a ransom of One Million, Five Hundred and Fifty-five Thousand Naira (N1,555,000.00) only for his release. Five AK47 rifles, five magazines and 120 rounds of AK47 ammunition were recovered from Abubakar Umaru at his hideout in the forest.”