Police Parade Sets of Kidnap/Armed Robber Gangs Operating in Abuja-Kaduna Axis
The IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, 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 Kadunakidnappers, Armed Robbers and Cattle Rustlers arrested the above mentioned gangs responsible for several Kidnappings including that of one Imam Hakeem Kosoko and others on Abuja – Kaduna Roads.
Most of the suspects were arrested in the act after exchange of gun fire with the personnel of the IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity in their hideout along Kaduna – Abuja Road. Four (4) victims were rescued from their captivity and have been reunited with their families.
The suspects arrested confessed and admitted the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large. The suspects will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.
The Nigeria Police Force deeply appreciates the support and cooperation of members of the Public in achieving the success story being showcased before the public today. The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to guarantee adequate protection of lives and property remain unequivocal and unwavering.
1st Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang
- Bature Adamu ‘M’ 40yrs, (In suspected fake military uniform)
- Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 28yrs (In suspected fake military uniform)
- Samaila Yahaya ‘M’ 30yrs (Admitted to have sold three AK47 Rifles to kidnappers)
- Buhari Abubakar ‘M’ 35yrs
- Kabiru Abubakar ‘M’ 29yrs
- Abdulrashid Riba aka Baba Wakili ‘M’ 79yrs (Admitted to have sold Five (5) AK47 to Kidnappers)
- Sani Umar ‘M’ 25yrs
- Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 25yrs
- 2nd Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery and Cattle Rustling Gang
- Ibrahim Sulaiman ‘M’ 22yrs
- Yahaya Abdullahi aka Kechi ‘M’ 27yrs
- Bello Anji ‘M’ 30yrs
- Ahmed Abubakar ‘M’ 35yrs
- Adamu Lawan ‘M’ 25yrs
- Audu Lawan ‘M’ 30yrs
- Usman Mohammed ‘M’ 20yrs
- 3rd Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang
- Ahmadu Abdullahi ‘M’ 34yrs
- Yahuza Yahuba ‘M’ 25yrs
- Abubakar Abba ‘M’ 25yrs
- Adamu Haruna ‘M’ 21yrs
- 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
- Car breaking/unlocking tools
CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD
Force Public Relations Officers