Deadly Kidnappers Arrested Inside Market While Buying Food For Victims - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Deadly Kidnappers Arrested Inside Market While Buying Food For Victims

••• Also 29 Others Arrested61 Firearms, 376 Ammunition, 22 Cartridges, Cash Sum of 2 Million Naira Recovered

| The Daily Crucible | Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS) have arrested on Umar Muhammed aged 40 years old from Mitchika in Adamawa State, and Musa Buba aged 29 years old from Hong in Adamawa State over kidnapping activities.

 The two who had carried out many heinous crimes including the killing and beheading of one Alhaji Mai Gome, even after ransom payment had been paid, were arrested in a market when they came to buy food items for their victims. 

Force Public Relations Officer and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Muyiwa Adejobi who announced this in a release, stated that the FIB-STS operatives arrested the suspects following a clampdown on perpetrators of crimes across the country.
Adejobi also announced the arrest of the duo of Aminu Lawal (aka Kano), and Murtala Dawu (aka Mugala), both worked in synergy with another  kidnap kingpin known as Yellow Ashana, confessed to the kidnap and murder of two police officers and one vigilante in 2021.

Aminu and Murtala equally confessed to the kidnap of students from the Greenfield University in Kaduna State, and the mindless murder of five victims before the payment of ransom, and eventual release of the others.

According to the Force Image maker, intelligence shows that there area of operations of the two suspects include Dan Hunu, Kekebi, Dan Busha Rido, Maraban Rido, and Kumi Sata, all in Kaduna State. 

FIB-STS operatives caught up with them in March after being on their trail in connection to the kidnapping of Bethel Baptist School students in 2021.

A total of 31 suspects connected with the said major violent crimes including Kidnapping, Culpable homicide, rape, unlawful possession of firearms among others were arrested. 

The FIB-STS equally recovered a total of 61 firearms including 41 AK rifles, 8 Type 06 rifles, 4 light assault rifles (LAR), 4 pump action guns, 2 locally made firearms, 1 G3 rifle, 1 dane gun, 376 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres, and cash sum of two million naira, from the suspects in the course of investigations.

Similarly, a five-man trans-border syndicate who carries out kidnapping operations in between Adamawa State in Nigeria, and Burha, Fituha, and Kesu in Cameroun were arrested. The gang which comprises Abubakar Mohammed aged 28 years old, Shehu Mohammed aged 38 years old, Abdullahi Ali aged 30 years old, Abubakar Ali, aged 18 year old, and Hussaini Sule aged 18 years old, all males from Mubi, Adamawa State were also arreted.

Intelligence revealed that their targets were wealthy individuals and owners of beautiful houses or cars. 

They confessed to the kidnap and multiple rape of a newly wedded woman at Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state whom they released upon receipt of a million Naira ransom. They were apprehended by operatives of the FIB-STS after collecting a ransom sum of 2 million Naira for one Alhaji Moni of Buladega Village on the 11th of May, 2022. 

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the FIB-STS operatives for the successes recorded, assuring that all criminal elements would be smoked out of their hiding places and made answer to their crimes in court.


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