Outcome to the arrest of the kidnappers “Spiritual Father” and armed bandits in service in the Northern part of the country, one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Police detectives attached to Operation Puff Adder, through a sequence of detailed, intensive and sustained analytical operations, successfully arrested fifteen (15) more notorious kidnappers and armed robbers at diverse times and places across the country.
A total of twenty- two (22) AK 47 riffles, five (5) locally fabricated pistols and a cache of live ammunition were recovered from the armed bandits.
The collective team of crack detectives from, TIU, IRT and other Operatives, using actionable cleverness obtained from the kidnappers Spiritual god father and other multiple sources, tactically “smoked out” the kidnappers and armed bandits from their hide-outs in Birnin Gwari, Rijana, Katari, Mai Daro and Buruku Forests in Kaduna State before they were finally arrested at different locations and times in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kogi states respectively.
Meanwhile, Police investigations have positively linked the arrested suspects to some of the most monstrous crimes committed in kaduna States and its environs in recent times. Specifically for instance, Abubakar Ibrahim alias Dan Habu, aged 37 years and a native of Kabam in Igabi local Government Area of Kaduna state, who was arrested on the 15th April 2019 at Rigachikun in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, confessed to the Kidnapping and gruesome murder of HRH King Agom Adara of Kajuru LGA and many other kidnappings and murders.
Similarly, the arrested gang members were also indicted by investigations for the kidnap and murder of Mallam Yakubu Usman, 40 years old male of Jere LGA, Kaduna State and many other crimes. Breaking: Buhari in closed-door meeting with service chiefs All the eighteen (15) male suspects listed below are presently in Police custody, assisting in the continuing investigations.
Armed bandits suspects include : Abubakar Ibrahim Alias Dan Habu, 37 years native of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State; Johnson Okafor 44 years, native of Anambra State and resident of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State; Shaibu Iliyasu Alias Smally, 20 years native of Rijiana Kaduna Road Abuja; Ishaik Dabo Alias Keke 38 years native of Maraban Jos Igabi LGA of Kaduna State; Mohammed Nasiru 25 year native of Manunfashi LGA of Katsina State; Aminu Haruna 25 years native of Galadimawa Village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State; Shafiu Alhaji Gudau 25 years native of Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State; Auwalu Hamisu 24 years native of Tashan Fulani village in Manunfashi LGA of Katsina State; Ado Ya’u, 35 years native Of Rigoji Village in Kafur LGA of Katsina State; Ibrahim Yusuf, 30yrs native of Kujama Village Kaduna State;
Efforts are currently being intensified to arrest other gang members still at big, and recuperate all weapons in the gangs’ armory. While commending his men for this and many other feats, the IGP re-assures the nation that Nigeria Police working in recital with other security agencies will not rest on its oars until kidnappings and other violent crimes are quiet, and sanity restored to the homeland.