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Police parade five vicious, notorious kidnap for ransom, armed robbery gangs

The suspects being paraded with exhibits

The Police has paraded members of five vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom gangs arrested along Suleja, Lambata, Bida and Minna roads.

The parade was by CSP Jimoh Moshood,Force Public Relations Officer at Gawu Babaginda village, Niger State on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

 SUSPECTS

                  FIRST GANG

  1. ISAH    UMAR                       ‘M’  34yrs (Principal Suspect and Gang Leader)
  2. ABUBAKAR MUHAMMED       ‘M’ 32yrs.    (Principal Suspect)
  3. BAJE    SARI                        ‘M’  33yrs  (Principal Suspect)
  4. SANUSI   ADAMU        ‘M’  34yrs  (Principal Suspect and Driver of the Gang)
  5. NUHU        YAHAYA      ‘M’  32yrs  (Principal Suspect and Driver of the Gang)  SANDA    SALE                    ‘M’  29yrs    (Principal Suspect)

  SECOND GANG (Operating in Military Camouflage)

  1. ISIYA TUKUR                               ‘M’  27yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  2. ABBAS TASUS                                      ‘M’  28yrs   (Principal Suspect)

 THIRD GANG

  1. SHAFIU    MOHAMMED       ‘M’  27yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  2. ALI ALI                                  ‘M’  22yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  3. OKECHUKWU ATAMA           ‘M’  35yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  4. MOHAMMED ALIYU             ‘M’  26yrs   (Principal Suspect)

12.SAGIRU DAHIRU                  ‘M’  24yrs   (Principal Suspect)

  1. ABDULAHI BALA                   ‘M’  50yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  2. HARUNA ADAMU                  ‘M’  28yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  3. ABUBAKAR ALIYU                 ‘M’  31yrs   (Principal Suspect)

 FOURTH GANG

  1. HARUNA ABUBAKAR             ‘M’  37yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  2. YALLI IBRAHIM                    ‘M’  33yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  3. YUSUF ABDULLAHI              ‘M’  35yrs   (Principal Suspect)

19.DENERI JANYO BUBA           ‘M’  36yrs   (Principal Suspect)

  1. SANI ABUBAKAR                     ‘M’  25yrs   (Principal Suspect)

21.ADAMU BELLO              ‘M’  29yrs   (Principal Suspect)

FIFTH GANG

  1. ABUBAKAR ILIYASU           ‘M’  26yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  2. YAHAYA ALIMADU               ‘M’  34yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  3. ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR       ‘M’  32yrs   (Principal Suspect)
  4. SULEMAN MOHAMMED       ‘M’  37yrs   (Principal Suspect)

EXHIBITS RECOVERED 

(i)                  THREE (3) AK 47 RIFLES

(ii)                FOUR(4) SINGLE BARREL GUN

(iii)               TWO (2) CUT TO SIZE GUN

(iv)               ONE LOCALLY MADE REVOLVER

(v)                 ONE LOCALLY MADE PISTOL

(vi)               ONE SET OF MILITARY CAMOULAGE UNIFORM

(vii)             ONE SET OF MILITARY RAIN COAT

(viii)            TWO SET OF MILITARY SHOES.

(9)      ONE JACK KNIFE.

(10)    ASSORTED BUNDLES CLOTHS FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

(11)    SOME CHARMS.

AMMUNITIONS

  1. 69 ROUNDS OF 7.62X39MM LIVE AMMUNITIONS
  2. 28 LIVE CATRIDGES
  3. 2 EXPANDED CATRIDGES

A statement by CSP Moshood said that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris’ orders on the extension of Area of Responsibilities of Operations Absolute Sanity on Abuja – Kaduna Highway to cover Suleja – Lambata, Minna and Bida Roads with effect from August 14, 2017 to tackle the gangs of kidnappers that escaped arrest on Abuja – Kaduna Highway and relocated to some major roads within Niger State has yielded positive results.

In the operations that are still ongoing, he said, five different vicious and notorious Kidnap for Ransom gangs were dislodged and busted in their hideouts along Suleja –Lambata-Bida and Minna Roads in Niger State. A total number of 26 suspected kidnappers were arrested in the operation. They all confessed to the offence and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes. The arms and ammunition listed above and other properties belonging to some of their victims who were rescued from the gangs were recovered from them. Most of the suspects were identified by the victims for being responsible for their kidnap. Investigation is being intensified to arrest the other suspects still at large. All the suspects, the statement said, will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

While the operation is being sustained, the Inspector-General of Police has directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in zones and commands across the country to beef up security in their Areas 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 and make sure that detection of crimes are prompt to serve as effective deterrent to will-be criminals. The ongoing raids on criminal hideouts will be sustained.

The Inspector General of Police, statement further said, wishes to extend appreciations and gratitude to the communities, towns and villages along Suleja, Lambata, Bida and Minna Road for the support and assistance being rendered in terms of prompt information and complaints to the Police Personnel deployed in their localities.

The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to reduce crimes and criminalities in the country, it said, remains unwavering.

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