The Joint Counter Kidnapping operation conducted by the FCT Police Command in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, and other security agencies has yielded along awaiting result as the notorious kidnapping gang terrorizing Rubochi, Kuje, Abaji, Kwali in Abuja were Apprehended.
Before their arrest, victims of their sundry operations included NSCDC personnel, a Police Inspector to mention a few.
The twenty-six kidnap gang members made up of Fulani/Hausa speaking criminals led by one Mr. Usman Abdullahi, and others ranging between the age of twenty-five to fifty years were on Wednesday paraded by the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma.
It could be deduced that at several times, the kidnap gang collected ransoms ranging from six million naira, eight million naira and even thirteen million naira According to SECURITY AFFAIR report, from the family of victims while some of them lost their lives in the hands of the kidnappers.
Giving details of their arrest, CP Ciroma said “The Joint operation tagged ‘Operation Sharan Daji’ arrested the suspects in several dens along Kuje, Kwali, Abaji road”.
Stating further, he said four locally fabricated firearms, one Dane gun with then rounds cylinder loader, four cartridges, three cutlasses, three face masks and twenty-four wraps of Indian hemp and charms were recovered from the kidnap suspects.
Police operatives also arrested a member of another kidnap gang named Juri Abubakar whose gang had been terrorizing residents of Yangoji, while he was on his way to supply food to the kidnap gang in their hideout.
His arrest followed a tip-off that a victim kidnapped by the gang was in a den and the gang members were expecting payment of ransom.
According to the report, it was said that before the Police team got to the den of the kidnappers, they have flew for their lives thereby scuttling the ransom payment.
However, the Security Agencies have being on top of the game making Concerted efforts to arrest other gang members named as Ibrahim Usman, Dahiru, Jayah, Saidu and Awalu, all-male.
Similarly, Police Operatives attached to Abaji division, arrested another 5-man kidnap gang including a student of the University of Abuja who said the money they make from kidnapping was used for ‘flexing and attending night clubs’.
The suspects are Zaharadeen Abubakar 23 years, Hamza Garba 25 years, Usman Ibrahim 25 years, Jubril Yusuf 24 years and Ismail Omadivi 20 years student.
They were nabbed with the help of the Nigeria Police when the victim’s family was about to pay the sum of five hundred thousand naira.