- Police have arrested 16 kidnapping and armed robbery gang along Abuja-Kaduna road
- The force spokesman Jimoh Moshood who confirmed it said the gang leader Umar confessed to have killed 10 persons during their operations
- 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
The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 16 “vicious” kidnapping and armed robbery gang terrorising Nigerians along the Abuja-Kaduna road.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the force spokesman Jimoh Moshood who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday, January 2, added that they 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 that 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 that the arrest followed a coordinated operations by the Special Tactical Squad operating in the area.
The spokesman said that 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 said that the suspects were arrested during the yuletide, said it was a huge success for the Nigeria police and Nigerians in general.
He said that the suspects have all confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.
He said: ''The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.’’
He said that the force has evolved new security arrangement to fight and prevent crimes in the country in the new year.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Bayelsa state command of the police paraded 625 people for various crimes, ranging from murder, robbery and kidnapping on Monday, December 18.
The suspects were arrested between the month of January to December 17, 2017.
The commissioner of police of the state command Asuquo Amba said about 66 weapons and hundreds of ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
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