Police arrest 16 ‘vicious’ kidnapping, armed robbery gang

The Police have arrested 16 “vicious” kidnapping and armed robbery gang terrorising Nigerians along the Abuja-Kaduna road.

The force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), said this while addressing newsmen yesterday.

The suspects, he said, were arrested in Sabon Wuse in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger.

He named the suspects to include Ibrahim Umar, gang leader, Isiaka Mohammed and Hassan Usman, Mubarak Adamu, Yisuf Sani, Musa Usman, Yakabu Wakili, Abdullahi Abdulkarim among others.

Moshood said items recovered from the suspects are: 5 AK 47 rifles, nine AK 47 magazines, two cutlasses, one cell phone and 1,598 rounds of ammunition.

He said the arrest followed coordinated operations by the Special Tactical Squad operating in the area.

The spokesman said the gang leader, Umar, confessed to have killed 10 persons during their operations.

He said further that Umar also confessed that they killed those who cannot pay ransom and drink their blood.

Moshood, who explained that the suspects were arrested during the yuletide, said it was a huge success for the Nigeria police and Nigerians in general.

He said the suspects have all confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.

The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation,” he said.

He said the force has evolved new security arrangement to fight and prevent crimes in the country in the New Year.

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