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Police Smash Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang Terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna Road travellers.

Police Special Forces made up of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) working in synergy with Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) have smashed and arrested three (3) members of a notorious armed robbery/Kidnap for ransom gang who has been terrorizing travellers along the Kaduna-Abuja-Zaria road.

The suspects who were arrested on 15/3/2017 in Zaria, Kaduna State are Nuhu Fulani,Yahaya Muhammed, Aisha Bature ( wife of the gang leader).

Exhibits recovered from them include One (1) AK 47 Rifle, One (1) Locally made pistol, Thirty (30) rounds of live ammunition, Samsung S6 phone (belonging to their last victim), Charms

Giving more details of the arrest, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood said “The gang has been on the wanted list of the Nigeria Police Force for some time now.

“In the course of investigation, they admitted to be responsible for some kidnappings and robberies on Zaria – Kaduna express way in Kaduna State.

“The last suspect Aisha Bature 23 years is the wife of the gang leader and it was in a toilet in her house that AK 47 rifle fully loaded with ammunition was recovered.   

“The three (3) suspects confessed to the crime and explained to the Police investigators the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the various offences traced to them.

“They were equally identified by some the victims.

“Meanwhile, investigation is being intensified to arrest the other members of the gang still at large.

“All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.”


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