Nigeria Police Force dismantles kidnapping network in Kaduna and environs …arrest Kidnappers of Sierra Leone Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria


In a coordinated operation based on intelligence and technical support, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police has smashed an eleven man kidnap gang that had for some time now terrorized Kaduna State, the FCT and other North-Central States of Nigeria.
This dare devil criminal gang was said to be responsible for the abduction of the Sierra-Leonean Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Alfred Claude-Nelson on June 30, 2016, the Executive Director of Dangote Group and many other high profile kidnap for ransom in recent times.
“The modus operandi of these criminal elements includes mounting road blocks on highways in Military uniforms, surprise attack on unsuspecting motorist and relocating from one point to other in the forest with their victims to avoid detection and arrest.
“In order to halt the apparent trend in the increase of kidnap for ransom, armed robbery and other anti-social behaviours, the Inspector-General of Police, Ag IGP Ibrahim Idris, NPM, mni has reorganized the tactical operations teams to tackle crime and criminality throughout the country.
“To this end, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the IGP Monitoring Unit, the Nigeria Police on July 2, 2016 carried out tactical surveillance of the Abuja-Kaduna axis and all the adjoining States.
“This coordinated operation led to the arrest of eleven members of the notorious gang that has been terrorizing the North-Central States of the country with arms and ammunition recovered from them.
“The suspected kidnappers in Police custody are:

  1.    Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf ‘m’ Aged 45yrs – Gang Leader


  1.    Garba Abubakar ‘m’ aka Habu Aged 27yrs – 2i/c Gang Leader


  1.    Yusuf Adamu ‘m’Aged 20yrs


  1.    Hussaini Musa ‘m’ Aged 25yrs


  1.    Shuaibu Idris ‘m’ Aged 35yrs


  1.    Usman Bello ‘m’ Aged 20yrs


  1.    Musa Ali ‘m’ Aged 45yrs


  1.    Muhammadu Abubakar ‘m’ Aged 30yrs


  1.    Suleiman Abubakar ‘m’ Aged 25yrs


  1. Gambo Ibrahim ‘m’ Aged 25yrs


  1. Balarabe Mohammadu ‘m’ Aged 32yrs

“The Intelligence Response Team Operatives also recovered the following arms and ammunitions.

  1. Three (3) AK 47 rifles
  2.       Three (3) AK 47 rifle magazines loaded with ninety rounds of ammunition.


  1.       Two (2) sets of Military camouflage uniforms.

“Investigations are ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court as soon as it is concluded” a statement by DCP Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja said.


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