Operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team have arrested suspected kidnappers, who allegedly murdered a senior strategist with Dangote Industries Limited, Istifanus Bello Gurama.
Abubakar Gide (24), Babuga Adamu (25), and Abdulahi Saliu (22), were arrested at Ijebu Igbo forest in Ogun State, Epe forest in Lagos State and Ipo forest in Kwara State, respectively, where they absconded to.
The operatives, led by Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), also recovered three AK47 rifles and 167 live ammunition, which the suspects buried inside the forest. It was gathered that the kidnappers were the ones who led the police to where the deceased was dumped and also disclosed their armoury.
Gurama was taken hostage about three weeks ago at Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State, after he went to secure the release of four expatriates and a Nigerian working with the industry.
It was gathered that the deceased, who usually negotiated with the kidnappers and took ransom to them for the release of their workers, was detained by the gunmen, who said they were actually after him.