Police arrest ring leaders in Turkish school kidnap, robberies in Lagos, Ogun

Policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, have arrested two persons involved in the kidnap of eight persons from the Nigeria Turkish International School, Isheri, Ogun State.
According to available information, top on the list of those arrested was a militant leader, Philip Joel Kakadu, popularly known as General Kakadu.
Five of those who took part in the operation are said to still be on the run with efforts to arrest them already in place.
It was gathered that Kakadu, a militant leader, was arrested in Warri, Delta State.
2017-01-18-PHOTO-00000309 (1)Informed police sources told The Eagle Online that Kakadu was arrested on January 16, 2017.
His arrest followed the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to the IRT to dismantle the leadership of the militants terrorizing, kidnapping and robbing banks in Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the South South.
Kakadu was said to be responsible for the introduction of bank robberies and kidnappings to Lagos-based militants, who were initially contented with pipeline vandalism.
Kakadu, 29, who hails from Egbema Kingdom in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, was arrested in Warri where he was alleged to have gone to spend “his loots from Lagos”.
A member of his gang, Romeo Council, popularly known as Raw, 40, who is a native of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, was equally arrested in Warri.
According to sources, Kakadu has not only confessed to being in the know about the kidnap of the students and staff of the Nigeria Turkish International School, but also the Lekki, Ikorodu and Festac bank robberies in Lagos State and then the one in Agbara, Ogun State.
He was also involved in the kidnap of a Lagos monarch, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni; that of the landlords of an estate in Isheri, the same area where the Nigeria Turkish International School is located; and several other kidnappings in Lagos and Ogun States.
Kakadu was also said to have mentioned the names of five of his boys that participated in the kidnap in the Nigeria Turkish International School, where three students and eight staff were taken away.
Policemen are said to be on the trail of those mentioned as part of the team.

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