The Nigeria Police Force has arrested three men suspected to be involved in the killing of a Catholic Seminarian, Michael Nnadi.
A statement by the Police, via its Twitter handle, said the gang was arrested after months of “intensive and extensive intelligence-led operations by crack detectives of the Intelligence Response Team”.
Nnadi was studying at the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Gonin Gora, Kakau in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State when the sad incident occurred.
The seminarian was kidnapped with three others when the gang stormed the school three months ago. But while three of the kidnapped students were later freed having obtained a ransom, Nnadi was not and his remains were later discovered in a bush.
The police posted: “The suspects: Tukur Usman ‘m’ aged 37, father of 7, Shehu Bello ‘m’ aged 40, father of 5 and Mustapha Mohammed ‘m’ aged 30, father of 1, all of Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
“Discreet investigations so far reveal that the arrested suspects are part of a 19-man gang that also carried out the kidnap of Dr Phillip Ataga’s wife and two daughters on January 24, 2020 at Juji Community in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
“Mrs Ataga was killed by the gang following her heroic resistance to the despicable and inhuman attempt by the leader of the gang to rape her. The suspects after killing her released the daughters and corpse of the slain woman to the family after collecting ransom.
“Further investigations reveal that the same criminal gang is responsible for the kidnap of six students and two teachers of Engravers College, Chikun LGA, Kaduna, from their school premises on October 3, 2019”.
The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, assured that the Force was working on apprehending other members of the gang who are at large.