By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A deadly kingpin of a notorious kidnapping gang and a member have been arrested by police operatives in Kaduna state.
The kingpin named Barau Ibrahim (a.k.a Rambo) and Shehu Abdulahi (a.k.a Gashin Baki), according to report were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team(IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity launched by the Inspector General of Police.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the duo were apprehended within Maraban Yakawada Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna at about 1.30am Today (Sunday).
Two AK 47 Riffles and two AK 47 magazines with 51 live ammunition were reportedly recovered from them.
The gang is alleged to have been terrorising residents and motorists in Birnin Gwari axis of Kaduna state, Abuja- Kaduna-Kano Expressway and Zamfara state respectively.
In a release by the office of the IRT made available to journalists, the deadly kingpin, also known as killer is said to have became prominent in the crime world for his dexterity in the usage of two AK 47 Riffles at the same time during operations.
The statement added that operatives of the IRT have been deployed to Kaduna and are working unrelently with a view to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.
The statemnt reads, “Arrest of notorious Gangleader Of Kidnappers, Killers Barau Ibrahim aka Rambo Terrorising Birnin Gwari Axis Of Kaduna State, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Express Way And Zamfara State respectively and 2 recovery 2 Ak47 Rifles, two AK47 Rifle magazines with 51 live ammunition.
Today being 13/5/2018 at about O130hrs based on credible intelligence, IRT Operatives attached to Operation Absolute Sanity launched by IGP Ibrahim K. Idris arrested one of the most Wanted kidnapper/Armed robber and Killers within Maraban Yakawada, Giwa local
government area of Kaduna state
Named Bara’u Ibrahim aka Rambo who became Prominent in the crime world for Operating with 2 AK47 Rifles and his abilities in Firing 2 AK47 Rifles at thesame time during their operations in Kaduna and Zamfara States.
Another Gangmember Shehu Abdullahi aka Gashin Baki 40yrs was equally Arrested, IRT Operatives Recovered 2 AK47 Rifles With S/Nos: AD160102 and 1978AD4328 with 51 live ammunition respectively in the Operational VW Golf Car Of Rambo which is equally Recovered.
Serious efforts in progress as IRT Operatives deployed to Kaduna are on unrelenting follow up against the remaining killers and kidnappers on the run”.