The Nigeria Police Force’ renewed commitment to ensure adequate protection, safety and security of lives and properties of travellers and communities on Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highways and other major roads across the country has continued to yield positive results.
The Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, consequent on the directive of the Inspector General of Police that all criminal elements terrorizing innocent people be route-out and prosecuted.
Also, in furtherance to the effort of the Force to mop up fire arms and bring to book all those illegally possessing of prohibited firearms in the country and using it to terrorise innocent Nigerians on major highways, the squad arrested the gangs responsible for several Kidnappings/armed robbery, cattle rustling and car snatching along the Abuja-Suleja-Bida-Minna highway and recovered the Four (4) Ak47 rifles and other exhibits listed above from their possession.
Most of the suspects were arrested in the act after exchange of gun fire with the personnel of the IGP Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity in their hideouts along Abuja – Minna Road. Three (3) victims were rescued from their captivities and have been reunited with their families.
The suspects confessed and admitted the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large. The suspects will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.
Meanwhile, the Force wishes to call on members of the public that their vehicles were snatched or removed from where parked to go to Niger State Police Command Headquarters for identification and collection.
The Nigeria Police Force deeply appreciates the support and cooperation of members of the Public for the timely information in achieving these success stories being showcased before the public today.
The Suspects are-
1st Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang
- Dalha Ali ‘M’ AGED 35YRS – (Procure arms for the Gang)
- Ashafa Aliyu ‘M’ AGED 32YRS
iii. Isah Ibrahim ‘M’ AGED 22YRS
- Jalel Shehu ‘M’ AGED 20YRS
- Babaginda Hassan ‘M’ AGED 20YRS
2nd Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery and Cattle Rustling Gang
- Abdulahi Ibrahim a.k.a KB ‘M’ AGED 35YRS – Gang Leader
vii. Garuba Haruna ‘M’ AGED 37YRS
viii. Shehu Abdullahi ‘M’ AGED 29YRS
- Hudu Yahaha ‘M’ AGED 30YRS
3rd Gang – Trans-border/Armed Robbery/Car Snatching Gang
- Mohammed Nasiru ‘M’ AGED 42YRS – Gang Leader
- Mohammed Bashar ‘M’ AGED 38YRS
xii. Umar Isigaku ‘M’ AGED 32YRS
xiii. Zayyan Sani ‘M’ AGED 35YRS – Procure ammunition for the gang.
Exhibits recovered include Four (4) AK47 Rifles, 2 Dane Guns, 1 locally made Rifle, 74 7.56mm AK47 Live Ammunition, 4 AK47 Magazine, 3 Cutlasses, 7 Charms, 6 Vehicles (Snatched at Gun point), 1 Red Colour Toyota Corolla (previously white colour) – Bauchi GJW 269AA, Red Colour Peugeot 406 Saloon Car – Kano KMC114BF, Ash Colour Honda Accord – Abuja DE 462 –ABC, Ash Colour Honda Accord – Kaduna MKA 192 LV, Mercedes Benz E-Class, and Toyota Camry.
CSP Jimoh Moshood,
FPRO, Force HQ,