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    Friday, August 04, 2017

    Police Parades 40 Kidnappers In Abuja, Recover Stolen Items (photos)

    The Nigerian police force has paraded 40 kidnap suspects arrested a few days ago after a raid on criminal black spots on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. The raid which was tagged 'Absolute Sanity' saw the recovery of stolen items like Watches, Phones, laptops etc. and the seizure of dangerous weapons like Guns, machetes and knives.

    Below is a press statement from the police;


    PARADE OF SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY POLICE PERSONNEL ATTACHED TO OPERATION ABSOLUTE SANITY FOR KIDNAP FOR RANSOM AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES ON ABUJA- KADUNA HIGHWAY BY CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER AT RIJANAH, KADUNA STATE ON 3RD AUGUST, 2017.

    The Nigeria Police Force’s Operation 'Absolute Sanity' Smashed Gangs of Vicious and Notorious Suspected Kidnappers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway and Recovered Large Caches of Arms and Ammunition and Properties of Victims.
    SUSPECTS:- AGE, PLACE OF ARREST
    1. ALI BELLO aka ZUNGI (gang leader) principal suspect ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    2. ALHAJI GOMA SHEHU aka Namagogo (second in command) ADULT
    3. MOHAMMED MUJU’A (ARMOURER) ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    4. DANLADI HASSAN ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    5. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    6. DANIEL OWOBI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    7. EGWU OGIRI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    8. BASHIR HARUNA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    9. SHEDRACH HOSIAH ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    10. VICTOR YOHANNA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    11. SULEIMAN ISAH ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    12. ABBAS ALIYU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    13. BALA ISIYA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    14. HAFIZ JIBRIN ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    15. AMINU MOHAMMED ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    16. ABDULLAHI ADAMU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    17. TUKUR ADO ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    18. ILIYASU SODA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    19. MOHAMMED MUSA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    20. ALIYU HALILU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    21. ALI ADAMU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    22. AHMADU YA’U ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    23. SHEHU HABU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    24. ISHAKWU IBRAHIM ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    25. MUSTAFA IBRAHIM ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    26. TANKO ABDULLAHI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    27. JIBRIN MOHAMMED ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    28. JIBRIN WALI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    29. TIJJANI AHMAD ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    30. MOHAMMADU RABIU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    31. SULEIMAN MOHAMMED ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    32. DAHIRU BELLO ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    33. ABDULKARIM BELLO ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    34. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    35. USMAN ABDULLAHI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    36. UMAR GARBA ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    37. ABDULRAHAMAN AMADU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    38. MU’ÁZU SALISU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    39. BALA ISIYAKU ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
    40. MOHAMMAD SANI ADULT ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY

    EXHIBITS RECOVERED
    1. ONE (1) LOCALLY MADE SMG
    2. THREE (3) AK 47 RIFFLES
    3. ONE (1) DOUBLE BARREL RIFFLE
    4. TWO (2) SINGLE BARREL
    5. ONE (1) RIFFLE WITH TELESCOPE SIGHT
    6. THREE (3) LOCALLY MADE PISTOL
    7. ONE (1) REVOLVER WITH 7.62M AMMUNITION
    8. FIVE (5) PUMP ACTION
    9. ONE (1) REVOLVER PISTOL
    10. THIRTY (30) LIFE CARTRIDGES
    11. SEVENTY-SEVEN (77) 7.62MM AMMUNITION
    12. 10 9MM AMMUNITION
    13. TWO (2) MAGAZINE
    14. ASSORTED CHARMS
    15. FIVE (5) LAPTOPS BELONGING TO VICTIMS
    16. FIVE (5) IPAD BELONGING TO VICTIMS
    17. VARIOUS TYPES AND MAKE OF HANDSET (PHONE) BELONGING TO VICTIMS
    18. SEVERAL WRIST WATCHES (ASSORTED) BELONGING TO VICTIMS
    19. JEWELRIES

    The deployment of the Operation Absolute Sanity personnel by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni to tackle the cases of Kidnappings in the recent times on Abuja-Kaduna Highway have been yielding positive results.

    The operations, comprises Special Police Force, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Units, Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad, the Force Intelligence Branch with Headquarters at Rijanah, Kaduna State. The Joint Police Team are under a strict mandate to rout out the kidnap for ransom gangs and armed robbery gangs that have been terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna Highway in the recent times. The operation is to complement and augment the ongoing Joint Police/Military operations on the ground.

    2. After the arrest and parade of thirty two (32) suspected kidnappers and their caches of Arms and ammunition on the 31st of July, 2017 at kateri on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, further efforts intensified by the Police personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity in the last few days resulted in the arrest of additional forty (40) suspects and recovery of large caches of arms and ammunition, and other exhibits listed above in Rijanah area and other locations along Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

    The identified kidnappers’ dens, hideouts, camps and other black spots in the forest along Abuja-Kaduna Highway were stormed and raided by the personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity within the last few days and in the process three (3) victims (names withheld) were rescued unhurt from the gangs without payment of any ransom, and they have been reunited with their families. Some of the victims have identified most of the suspects as the people that kidnapped them.

    3. All the suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes. They will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation

    4. The Inspector General of Police hereby wishes to express deep appreciation and gratitude to the communities and people in the towns and villages along Abuja –Kaduna Highway for their cooperation and support being given to the Police personnel deployed in the Operation Absolute Sanity that has led to so many successes in the ongoing Operations. He, therefore, implored travelers and other road users to support the Police personnel in the discharge of their responsibilities.






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