SAHARANEWS – Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have arrested an alleged member of a notorious kidnapping gang operating in Aba.
The suspect, known as ‘Phyno’, had been on the wanted list for various crimes.
Soldiers attached to 144 Battalion, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State arrested ‘Phyno’ at a hotel located on the outskirts of Aba.
He was said to be hiding there after a robbery operation.
“He snatched a motorbike from somebody at Uratta junction before he was apprehended by soldiers. Information has it that he was in a hotel (outside Aba main town).
“On getting the information, soldiers traced him to the said hotel in mufti where he (the kidnap kingpin) was picked”, The Nation quoted a military source as saying.
Meanwhile, soldiers of the Battalion on routine patrol at Uratta Area of Aba have saved a pregnant woman in distress.
The incident, it was gathered, happened at about 11 am near the ever-busy Uratta junction off Aba-Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
The soldiers rushed her to a private hospital where they made cash deposit for her treatment.