The Nigerian Police Force after six months of the abduction and killing of the traditional ruler of the Agom Adara chiefdom in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, Dr. Maiwada Galadima, arrested a 37-year old suspect named Abubakar Ibrahim.
Abubakar was arrested by the team of police on the platform of the recently launched “Operation Puff Adder”.
The operation was launched to flush out bandits, kidnappers and other criminals from the North West, North East and other parts of the country.
Some 17 others have also been arrested in connection with similar offenses.
Late Galadima was abducted on October 18, 2018, and was killed a week later by his abductors after collecting a N10 million ransom.
The gunmen killed his police orderly on the spot and took away the monarch’s wife and his driver who were later freed.
The kidnappers had allegedly stopped the traditional ruler’s vehicle at the military checkpoint at Idon on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and shot his police orderly.
Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, disclosed the arrest of Ibrahim and his colleagues.
He said: “Police detectives attached to ‘Operation Puff Adder’, through a series of detailed, intensive and sustained investigative operations successfully arrested 18 more notorious kidnappers and armed robbers at different times and places across the country.
“A total of 22 AK 47 rifles, five locally- fabricated pistols and a cache of live ammunition was recovered from the bandits.”