The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested six members of a syndicate together with a nursing mom that specialise in the kidnap of toddlers in Ondo State.
Parading the suspects at the DSS headquarters, in Akure on Monday April 4, the Director of DSS in Ondo State, Jonathan Kure, mentioned the syndicate has been terrorising the state by kidnapping toddlers between the ages of two and 4 years.
Kure mentioned that following the directive of President Buhari and the help of its Director-General and that of the Ondo State Government, the agency launched an operation to trace down and arrest the suspects
In response to him, the nursing mom who’s a member of the kidnap syndicate, additionally helped to maintain weapons for the group.
The DSS Director mentioned the lady is also the spouse to one of the arrested kidnappers.
“They (the suspects) have tormented so many households, particularly inside Akure, following the directive of President Buhari and help of our DG, we have been in a position to launch a crackdown,” he acknowledged.
“You’ll be able to see that they are younger men, what’s much more touching is that certainly one of their members is a nursing mom and spouse of one of the kidnappers, she additionally performs a dual position of being in control of the armoury of the group,”
He mentioned additional investigation would proceed, including that the suspects would quickly be charged to court docket.
Among the objects recovered from the suspects included; laptops, money, locally-made weapons and money.
Talking on the event, the state Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who was current at the DSS workplace through the parade of the suspects, mentioned the federal government was dedicated to adequately securing the lives and properties of residents of the state.
Aiyedatiwa urged landlords to at all times do correct profiling of their tenants and know the form of work they do earlier than letting out their homes.
“Safety is everyone’s business, in case you discover anybody that’s residing above his means, let security verify the particular person out.” he mentioned.
Aiyedatiwa additional assured indigenes and residents of the state of enough safety of their lives and property.
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