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Fake News: Greenfield university students kidnappers have not been arrested

Fake News: Greenfield university students kidnappers have not been arrested

It was reported that the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force recovered a total of #10.1million from suspected kidnappers of Alhaji Tuku Zubairu, who is a wealthy businessman from Sokoto state, the report was published 22nd of October, 2019.

Speaking with the newsmen on Monday, October 21st 2019, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Frank Mba said that the suspects formed their gang while in Katsina Prison where they planned the operation.

According to Mba, the police arrested not less than 81 suspects, some were seen in soldier’s uniform, the suspects also included a 19 year old Ghanian and one other woman, the suspects were responsible for various criminal offenses across the country.

A total of eight AK-47 rifles, 344 rounds of ammunition and about 15 other types of locally fabricated weapons and 10 laptops were recovered from them.

HOWEVER, the Special Adviser to Lagos state Governor on drainage and water resources, Joe Igbokwe deceived Nigerians by sharing two pictures of the suspects who kidnapped Alhaji Tuku Zubairu in Sokoto as the kidnappers of the Greenfield University students, Kaduna state, the pictures was seen on his Facebook page Yesterday.

Not too long after his post was published, some Nigerians who are well informed and still remember the news from October 2019 started dropping their comments on his post calling Igbokwe a liar and showing evidence to refute his post, yet Igbokwe did not not delete his post immediately, it was gathered that he deleted the post around 5:30PM Yesterday after several missed calls from some news agency.

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The Kaduna state Government said it could not verify the genuinity of the pictures posted by Igbokwe.

Also, Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna said he was flooded with calls and text messages to confirm if the bandits responsible for the kidnap of the Greenfield University students have been apprehended.

Recall that the Greenfield University students were abducted by gunmen on 20th of April 2021 of which five of the students were killed by the kidnappers and others released in batches, 14 of the victims were released after their parents paid a sum of #180 million to ensure the release of their children.

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