The Nigeria Police Force in it unrelenting efforts in the implementation and enforcement of strategies to ensure safety, adequate protection of travellers and people living in communities in kaduna, minna, tegina, birnin gwari – funtua within Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States. As a result, the crime prevention and detection operations of the Force have been strengthened with additional Police Personnel and needed logistics by the Inspector- General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris to proactively tackle the menace of Kidnappings, armed robberies, Trans-border Car Snatching and other violent crimes throughout the country.
Today, the Commander of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS) and his personnel under the Operation Absolute Sanity stormed and raided some identified kidnappers den, camps, Blackspot and Criminal hideouts in the forests located in Kaduna, Minna, Tegina, Birnin gwari – Funtua within Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States successfully smashed Six (6) notorious gangs and arrested the following Thirty Seven (37) suspects in the act of kidnapping and collection of ransom, some of their victims names withheld were rescued from their captivity unhurt and were reunited with their families. Some of the suspects were also arrested for armed robberies, multiple cars snatching and crossing them to Niger Republic and other neighbouring countries.
Six (6) of the suspects were killed during exchange of fire between the Police team and the suspected kidnappers/ bandits.
All the suspects arrested confessed to the crime and admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of these capital offences.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag.DCP Jimoh Moshood,the suspects will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation.
However, investigation has being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.
Consequent on the ambush, attack and killings of seven (7) Police personnel on duty at Galadimawa, Abuja on the 2nd July, 2018, the Inspector-General of Police was on the 3rd July, 2018 said have set-up a team of Specialized Crack Investigation Detectives, Police Scene of Crime Experts and Technical Intelligence Unit of the Force to investigate the ambush attack and killing of seven (7) Policemen by Armed robbers/ Bandits.
They are to ensure that those responsible are arrested and prosecuted. Arrests of some suspects in connection to the crime have been made and investigation is in progress in the case.
Furthermore, the IGP has directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the zones and State commands across the country to beef up security in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) and ensure massive deployment of Armed Police Personnel, Patrol Teams and undercover operatives to black spots, flash points and other vulnerable criminal spots to nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality nationwide.
They are also to make sure that the prevention and detection of crimes are prompt to serve as effective deterrent to who-will-be criminal. 6. The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to reduce crimes and criminalities in the country to the barest remains unequivocal and unwavering.
1st GANG – VICIOUS SUSPECTED KIDPPERS AND ARMED ROBBERS i. ISAH AUTA ‘M’ 30YRS – Gang Leader ii. JIBRIN HARUNA a.k.a JIBRIL ‘M’ 21YRS iii. JIBRIN MOHAMMED ‘M’ 24YRS iv. SHEHU MOHAMMED ‘M’ 22YRS v. MOHAMMADU FARIDA ‘M’ 35YRS vi. ABUBAKAR AHMED ‘M’ 30YRS 2nd GANG – SUSPECTED TRANS- BORDER CAR SNATCHERS ARRESTED IN THE ACT i. SALE AHMED a.k.a TORO ‘M’ 28YRS – Gang Leader ii. YUSUF HASSAN ‘M’ 24YRS iii. YUSUF HASSAN SOKOLO ‘M’ 53YRS iv. ISAH SANI ‘M’ 54YRS 3rd GANG – KIDNAP FOR RANSOM, ARMED ROBBERY AND MURDER SUSPECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING OF A KIDNAP VICTIM (LATE ALHAJI KADIRI M. MAIGOGI) i. MOHAMMED BELLO a.k.a BETURE ‘M’ 20YRS – Gang Leader ii. BELLO HASSAN a.k.a BEKOLO ‘M’ 20YRS iii. ABUBAKAR JASIRI ‘M’ 19YRS iv. TAMBAYA ABDULAHI ‘M’ 29YRS v. SHEHU SULEMAN ‘M’ 24YRS vi. MOHAMMED ISAH ‘M’ 21YRS 4th GANG – SUSPECTED CATTLE RUSTLERS AND KIDNAP FOR RANSOM GANG i. AYUBA SALE ‘M’ 40YRS – Gang Leader ii. TIMOTHY PETER ‘M’ 26YRS iii. ABUBAKAR SADIQ ‘M’ 29YRS iv. EMMANUEL GARBA ‘M’ 32YRS v. DAHIRU SULE ‘M’ 28YRS vi. NANFON DALIL ‘M’ 19YRS 5th GANG – GANG OF SUSPECTED VICIOUS ARMED ROBBERS WITH AN AMPUTEE AS THEIR ARMOURER i. ABDULRAHAMAN MOHAMMED ‘M’ 19YRS – Gang Leader ii. SANI YAHAYA ‘M’ 27YRS (Armourer) iii. RABIU ADAMU ‘M’ 20YRS iv. JOHN MATTHEW ‘M’ 30YRS v. EL-AMIN AHMED AHMED ‘M’ 20YRS vi. SHAMSUDEEN BALA ‘M’ 18YRS 6th GANG – A GANG OF ARMED ROBBERS, POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED FIREARMS AND RECEIVING ROBBED PROPERTIES i. ABDULAHI USMAN a.k.a AKALE ‘M’ 72YRS – Gang Leader ii. SALISU HARUNA ‘M’ 54YRS iii. ARMA YAU YAKUBU ‘M’ 45YRS iv. PATRICK SOLOMON ‘M’ 29YRS v. SADIQ ASHAJA ‘M’ 42YRS vi. YUSUF ALHASAN ‘M’ 35YRS vii. ISMAILA SANI ‘M’ 40YRS viii. ALABI SURAJO ‘M’ 24YRS ix. JA’FARU ALHAJI EXHIBITS RECOVERED FROM THE GANGS i. Four (4) Pump Action Guns ii. Three (3) AK47 RIFLES iii. Three (3) single Barrel Guns iv. Two (2) Dane Guns v. Sixty Five (65) AK47 Live Ammunition vi. Seventeen Exotic vehicles of different makes vii. Fifteen (15) Cattle viii. Eighty (80) Sheep