The boss of a four-man kidnap gang, Austine, alias Lion, who lately abducted five secondary school students at Ughelli, Delta State, has blamed the devil for his actions.
The kidnappers, named as Joseph, Onos, Omojevbe, Tina and Stella, were apprehended by the Committee on Peace and Security, Delta State House of Assembly.
Three members of the kidnap gang have been on the run, it was discovered that the anti-kidnapping unit of the Committee captured the gang leader unawares.
Chairman of this anti-kidnapping unit, Austin Opunbor, stated:
“Immediately we received the report of the kidnap of the school children, our committee mobilised its men to be on their trail.
“While some of our personnel were on the streets monitoring events, others embarked on a thorough search from forest to forest and uncompleted buildings.
“The arrest of the self-confessed gang leader was quite tasking,” adding that if the gang discovered that the committee was closing in on them, it immediately let go of the victims. Opunbor disclosed that the children re-united with their families, although the committee has launched a manhunt for both fleeing suspects.