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Operation Absolute Sanity: Police Smash More Kidnapping Gangs; Arrest 40 kidnappers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway; Rescue 3 victims.

In continuation of the directive by the Inspector General of Police to cleanse the Kaduna-Abuja highway of kidnaping gangs, Police Special Forces under Operation Absolute Sanity have arrested another batch of 40 kidnappers and armed robbers terrorizing motorists on the road.

During the raid on several dens of the kidnapping gangs, the police rescued three kidnap victims.

Making the disclosure on Thursday, Force Public Relations Officer,  CSP Jimoh Moshood said, “The deployment of the Operation Absolute Sanity personnel by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to tackle the cases of Kidnappings in the recent times on Abuja-Kaduna Highway have been yielding positive results.

“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. 

“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

 “The Inspector General of Police, expresses 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 have led to so many successes in the ongoing Operations.”

The suspects are ALI BELLO aka ZUNGI (gang leader)  principal suspect,  ALHAJI GOMA SHEHU aka Namagogo (second in command), MOHAMMED MUJU’A (ARMOURER),   and DANLADI HASSAN, MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR.

Others are 6.                    DANIEL OWOBI                 ADULT                                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY

  1. EGWU OGIRI                     ADULT                                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  2. BASHIR HARUNA                ADULT                                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  3. SHEDRACH HOSIAH            ADULT                                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  4. VICTOR YOHANNA              ADULT                                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  5. SULEIMAN ISAH                  ADULT                                         ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  6. ABBAS ALIYU                      ADULT                                         ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  7. BALA ISIYA                         ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  8. HAFIZ JIBRIN                      ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  9. AMINU MOHAMMED             ADULT                                                    ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  10. ABDULLAHI ADAMU             ADULT                                                    ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  11. TUKUR ADO                        ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  12. ILIYASU SODA                     ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  13. MOHAMMED MUSA               ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  14. ALIYU HALILU                      ADULT                                                  ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  15. ALI ADAMU                          ADULT                                                 ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  16. AHMADU YA’U                      ADULT                                                  ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  17. SHEHU HABU                       ADULT                                                  ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  18. ISHAKWU IBRAHIM              ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  19. MUSTAFA IBRAHIM               ADULT                                                   ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  20. TANKO ABDULLAHI                   ADULT                                               ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  21. JIBRIN MOHAMMED                  ADULT                                               ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  22. JIBRIN WALI                            ADULT                                               ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  23. TIJJANI AHMAD                        ADULT                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY                        
  24. MOHAMMADU RABIU                ADULT                           ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  25. SULEIMAN MOHAMMED            ADULT                            ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  26. DAHIRU BELLO                        ADULT                            ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  27. ABDULKARIM BELLO                   ADULT                          ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  28. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR                 ADULT                       ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  29. USMAN ABDULLAHI                       ADULT                       ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  30. UMAR GARBA                                ADULT                       ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  31. ABDULRAHAMAN AMADU               ADULT                        ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  32. MU’ÁZU SALISU                            ADULT                        ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  33. BALA ISIYAKU                              ADULT                           ABUJA – KADUNA HIGHWAY
  34. 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 

 

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