The Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) said that it has apprehended three (3) suspects in connection with the kidnap of six (6) students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos State.
The statement was issued by Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police.
According to him, the militants were arrested on Tuesday in Benin.
“Three of the militant kidnappers, who left the creek and came to Benin to visit one of their members that was injured in recent gun battle with security agents, were arrested by IRT in Benin.
“The suspects are Egelu Endurance, aka Jubby, 25, a native of Abere town in Ovia South L.G.A Edo; Stanley Yomi Irabomini, 25, aka Powei from Ovia South LGA of Edo State and Bentel Endurance, 24, also from Ovia South LGA Edo State.
The police assistant commissioner added that the suspects confessed to have participated in the kidnapping of prominent personalities in Lagos and Ogun States.
“The suspects claimed they came to Benin to see their injured colleague and relax for a while before going back to the creek.”
He added that efforts is ongoing to rescue the students and arrest the remaining members of the gang.