Nigeria Police Says To Nab Notorious Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Cattle Rustlers Along Abuja – Kaduna – Zaria Road

By Amos Tauna

Kaduna (Nigeria) – The  Police Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, has arrested hardened criminals including  notorious kidnappers  armed robbers and cattle rustlers operating along the Abuja-Jere-Kaduna-Zaria highways

The Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity is working on actionable intelligence and in compliance with IGP’S directives to rid Abuja-Jere-Kaduna-Zaria highways and other major roads within FCT, Niger and Kaduna o kidnappers, Armed Robbers and Cattle Rustlers , according to the Force

Spokesman for the Force, CSP Jimoh Moshood  said in a statement that  the gangs arrested were those responsible for several Kidnappings including that of one Imam Hakeem Kosoko and others on Abuja – Kaduna highway.

The statement explained that the first gang  which specializes in Kidnapping/Armed Robbery has Bature Adamu ‘M’ 40 years, in suspected fake military uniform, Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 28 years in suspected fake military uniform and Samaila Yahaya ‘M’ 30 years.They  admitted to have sold three AK47 Rifles to kidnappers, Buhari Abubakar ‘M’ 35 years, Kabiru Abubakar ‘M’ 29 years.

Others are Abdulrashid Riba aka Baba Wakili ‘M’ 79 years who  admitted to have sold five (5) AK47 to kidnappers, Sani Umar ‘M’ 25 years and Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 25 years.

The second gang, the statement explained , specializes in kidnapping/armed robbery and Cattle rustling comprising  Ibrahim Sulaiman ‘M’  22 years,Yahaya Abdullahi aka Kechi ‘M’ 27 years, Bello Anji ‘M’ 30 years, Ahmed Abubakar ‘M’ 35 years, Adamu Lawan ‘M’ 25 years, Audu Lawan ‘M’ 30 years and Usman  Mohammed ‘M’ 20 years.

The third gang which  specializes in kidnapping/armed robbery has Ahmadu Abdullahi ‘M’ 34 years, Yahuza Yahuba ‘M’ 25 years, Abubakar Abba ‘M’ 25 years and Adamu Haruna ‘M’ 21 years.

Items recovered from the suspects the statement said  include Eight(8) AK47 Rifles, three hundred and twenty (320) 7.56mm AK47 ammunitions, sixteen (16) live Cartridges, One (1) GPMG Ammunition with magazine, 2 pairs of military uniforms, charms and car breaking/unlocking tools as exhibits.

It  explained that  most of the suspects were arrested in the act after exchanging gun fire with the Police  in their hideout along Kaduna – Abuja Road, adding  that four victims were rescued from their captivity and have been reunited with their families.

It said the suspects arrested confessed and admitted the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.

Investigation, according to the statement, is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large, adding that the suspects would be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.

“The Nigeria Police Force appreciates the support and cooperation of members of the public in achieving the success of arresting the suspects and assured of its renewed commitment  to guarantee adequate protection of lives and property.

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