By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
The Nigeria Police, yesterday, paraded 16 suspected kidnappers, who specialises in raping, armed robbery, kidnapping and killing their victims even after collecting ransom.
The suspects, Ibrahim Umar a.k.a Oro, gang leader, who confessed to have killed more than ten people even after collecting ransom;
Mohammadu Auta, Musa Usman, Abdullahi Abubakar, Abdullahi Abdulkarim, Adamu Mohammed, Yusuf Isah, Ibrahim Aliyu, Aliyu, Yunusa Abubakar.
Others are Yakubu Wakili, Isiaka Mohammed, Hassan Usman, Aminu Kabiru, Mubarak Adamu and Yusuf Sani.
The exhibits recovered include five AK47 riffles,1598 7.62 X 39mm AK47 ammunitions, two Sword and cutlasses, four pairs of suspected fake military uniform and mobile phones
Addressing the media in Sabon Wuse, while parading the suspects, the Force PRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood said “the implementation of elaborate Security Arrangement directed by Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, for the 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year festivities has been yielding positive results throughout the country, and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force attached to Operation Absolute Sanity has made yet another remarkable achievements with the arrest of the 16 suspects listed above ,some of whom were arrested in the act of laying ambush to kidnap people returning from Christmas and New Year holidays on Kaduna – Abuja road and Minna – Suleja – Abuja road.
“After an intense gun battle that lasted more than five hours between the F-SARS Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity and the kidnap for ransom gang in the hideout of the Kidnappers in the Forest along Kaduna – Abuja highway, the Police team busted and arrested the first four suspects including their gang leader who is a trained armourer and the hit-man of the gang. The gang is the most vicious and notorious syndicate of Kidnap for Ransom gang arrested by the Police in the recent time, the gang leader Ibrahim Umar, confessed to have killed personally more than ten people including those that he killed and still collected ransom money from their families.
He also confessed to suck the blood of most of the victims after killing them.
He was identified by some of the victims rescued from their captivity by the Police in the forest during the gun battle.
“The other suspects were apprehended in their various criminal hideouts in the forest and other locations along the Abuja-Suleja-Minna highways for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and multiple rape cases.
All the suspects arrested confessed to their various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes. The suspects will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.
“Investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.”
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