The Nigeria Police, yesterday, paraded 15 suspected kidnappers,
armed robbers, who specialises in terrorising innocent citizens along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Some of the suspects arrested are: Adamu Tukur aka Ado, 25, Ahmadu Bala aka Basso, 30, native of Rijanna village, Bello Sule aka Yellow Kachalla, 29, native of Pambeguwa in Kaduna, Hamza Sulaiman, aka Katsinawa 29, native of Sabon Gayan, Sulaiman Abubakar, 25, Adamu Tukur aka Ado, 25, native of Giwa LGA who negotiated and collected ransom money and Nuhu Ahmadu, 30 years old native of Sabon Gayan, Abuja-Kaduna expressway, who is the gang member who carries victims into the bush with his motorcycle and also comes to town and buy foodstuff for his gang members.
Others are Aliyu Suleiman, 30, Nahuru Abubakar, 30, Muazu Lawal, 32, Halilu Garba, 32, Bello Yusuf, 23,, Rufai Haruna 30, Abubakar Haruna, 35, Mohammed Yahaya, 20, and Rashidu Husseini, 22.
Exhibits are two AK47 Rifle, motorcycle used for the kidnap attack,
cutlasses, sticks, charms and 30 rounds of AK47 ammunition, Pump
Action Gun, Toyota bus ( Operational Vehicle of kidnappers), pairs of military uniforms, cutlasses and 20 Rounds of AK47 Ammunition.
Addressing the media at the parade, Force PRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood,
said “Consequent on the strengthening of Operation Absolute Sanity
with additional personnel and Modern Crime Detection and Fighting
Equipment by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, on
Abuja – Kaduna Highway with effect from 14th of September, 2017 to
proactively tackle and deal with the new emerging gangs of Kidnappers on Abuja – Kaduna Highway who from actionable intelligence gathered usually move in from other states in the North East such as Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi to Kaduna – Abuja Highway and kidnap innocent travellers and after collection of ransoms move back to those states earlier mentioned.
“The new strategies implemented by the personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity yielded positive results in the arrest of the above mentioned suspects.”
Also, after a sustained surveillance and manhunt of kidnappers
terrorising the Abuja – Kaduna Highway who were responsible for the
killing of a renowned Lawyer and kidnap of his wife after collection of ransom, the Special Intelligence Response Team with other Police detachments of Operation Absolute Sanity deployed on Abuja/Kaduna Highway six vicious and notorious suspected kidnappers were trailed and arrested in their hideouts and camps located around Toll Gate, Kakau, Sabon Gayan and Rijana axis on Abuja – Kaduna Highway where they were hiding.
Moshood noted that all the suspects mentioned in this case were
identified by the wife of the slain lawyer, Barr. Sheriff Yazid, as
she was also kidnapped by the same gang and freed after collection of ransom.
Investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.
All suspects will be arraigned in Court on completion of
investigation, he said.