By EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja

AUTHORITIES have nabbed a suspected kidnapping kingpin northwest of Nigeria who was on the most wanted list for over two years.

The Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested Bello Galaduma (40) who allegedly specialises in liaising with kidnappers by giving them information of people to be abducted.

He also reportedly assists kidnappers in buying drugs and other items they use for their activities.

The captured man, according to authorities, was formerly operating in the central Niger State before relocating to Sokoto, leading to his capture and arrest by operatives of the NSCDC.

Ahmed Audi, Commandant General (CG) of NSCDC, praised officers for the breakthrough.

“The CG of NSCDC seized the occasion to appeal to the conscience of other criminals to have a change of heart before their time runs out, because at that juncture, the law of the land will take its course,” said Olusola Odumosu, NSCDC spokesperson.

He said Galaduma was under interrogation and helping with useful information to apprehend other culprits.

Kidnappings are prevalent in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy. – CAJ News