Some hunters in Ogun State have rounded up a kidnap syndicate in the bush allegedly plotting to attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The suspects, including Isah Danladi, 22 years from Kogi, Abubakar Rabiu, 23 years from Niger and Nathaniel Jacob, 24 years from Nasarawa State, were arrested at Fidiwo area by the police after a tip-off by the hunters.
The kidnap suspects were sighted at the Fidiwo in the Ogun stretch of the expressway by the hunters who alerted the police.
Police Public Relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release, explained the suspects were arrested on April 8 while others took to their heels.
Abimbola confirmed the suspects had been terrorising commutters along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, until they were caught.
He explained hunters saw them in the bush where they were planning how to strike along the expressway and alerted the police.
He spoke: “The hunters sighted the suspects and quickly alerted the police, who rallied other stakeholders such as the hunters and stormed the Fidiwo Alapako bush.
“On sighting the police, the suspects took to their heels in the bush, but luck ran out on the three and they were apprehended, while three others escaped with their arms.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to being in the bush for the past 10 days, waiting for a convenient opportunity to strike. It took them that long because of the heavy presence of policemen on the strech of the expressway,” Abimbola said