I’ve killed 10 People, rustled 100,000 cows, Abuja-Kaduna kidnapper confesses
A notorious kidnapper, who specializes in abducting innocent travellers along the dangerous Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, Bello Audu, has confessed to have so far killed about 10 people since he began his illicit kidnapping business, last year.
He also disclosed that he and other bandits have rustled about 100,000 cattle in various communities since he relocated to Niger State from Kajuru, a popular town in Kaduna State.
Audu, 42, made the revelations while been quizzed by a detective of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
In the video footage exclusively obtained by PRNigeria, the 42-year old criminal said he and others, have participated in about 50 kidnapping operations, using AK-47 riffle, among other dangerous ammunition.
Audu, who added that they collected N3 million each for six of their abducted victims, said: “We once collected N10, N16, N17, N19 and N20 million, among other amounts for other victims too.”
He further disclosed that their ammunition supplier sells an AK-47 riffle to them for either N600,000, or N650,000, and sometimes even N700,000.
“I don’t buy magazines in pieces. I usually order for a container of magazines, which contains about 900 rounds. And a round of magazine is sold to us for just N1000,” he said.
The middle-aged kidnapper, who said he has two wives and five children, noted that he always resort to killing some of his victims if their relatives refuse to cooperate and quickly pay ransom for them.
“I may be forced to just eliminate or shot persons I kidnapped if their relatives speak to me rudely while negotiating for their ransom,” he said.
The notorious bandit, while revealing that his fellow kidnappers have several hideouts in Rijana community, along Abuja-Kaduna highway, said he regretted adopting kidnapping as a source of livelihood.
Audu, promised to cooperate with the Police to mop up his weapons, and also fish out other kidnappers and bandits in the two affected States.