By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The team of FIB-IRT Rigachikun base of Operation Puff-Adder II has succeeded in arresting five suspects over armed robbery and kidnapping within Zaria and its environs.
Those arrested are Dalhatu Salisu alias Tsalha Buda of Kwaba Village Zaria, Idris Umar alias Malam Idris of Anguwan Juma Zaria, Umar Usman alias Tambaya of Nagoyi Zaria, Lawal Aliyu alias Lawali Bullet of Anguwan Dankali Zaria City and Nura Ismail of Tudun Wada Zaria.
The arrested suspects were among the gang of kidnappers terrorising people within Zaria and environs.
During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have participated in the kidnappings at Madaci, Gwargwaje, Kofar Gayan Zaria City and the kidnapping of the wives of the village head of Kwaba, Aminu Mustapha and Alh. Bature of Kwaba Village.
According to the suspects the sum of one million Naira was collected each as ransom and they have attacked the house of Malam Shage, Alh. Mai Lema, Alh. Bammi and Alh. Ali located at the same village and rustled their cattle.
The suspects led the detectives to the recovery of one locally made revolver AK47 riffle with one hundred and sixty two rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, three long knives, two shot knives, Two Iron bars and one hammer in their possession.
More arrests are being made and investigations are still going on.