On 2nd March,2023 at about 1430hrs, based on credible intelligence received, Police operatives attached to FIB tactical squad arrested the following two suspects ;
-Umar Aliyu 35yrs of Diri-Ndaji, Kebbi State
-Moh’d Abubakar 25yrs of Peregi, Kogi State
The suspects were arrested at Kure-Market Park during an attempt to board a commercial vehicle to Kebbi.
During interrogation, Umar Aliyu confessed that he had participated in kidnapping activities at Sakaba in Kebbi last year and that he recently relocated from there to Angwan-Kuka area of Bosso, Minna as he had been on the run.
He confessed further that he contacted Moh’d Abubakar from Kogi, a gang member he met at Sakaba to join him in Minna to proceed to Kebbi for a possible kidnap, while Moh’d came to Minna with an AK-47 rifle.
He claimed they were planning to get more arms and more men to assist in their intended operation, he said they have no particular target yet, until they get to their destination and scout for one.
The Suspects now under investigation and one AK-47 rifle with thirteen rounds of life ammunition was recovered.