Published on Aug 12, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Nigeria Secret Police, known as Department of State Security (DSS), has smashed notorious kidnapping gangs that have been terrorising motorists on Kano-Kaduna-Abuja road for sometime now.
Information reaching Greenbarge Reporters said that the Service arrested one Haliru HASSAN and six (6) other members of a notorious kidnap gang operating along the Abuja – Kaduna High Way at Kakuri Industrial Area in Kaduna State.
The gang is said be made up of Usman ABDULKADIR, Yusuf SAIDU, Abubakar SHUIABU, Abukakar SULEMAN, Uzairu BAWA, and Sani ABUBAKAR. The gang is confirmed to have been terrorizing motorists and commuters within the Rijana and Katari axis of the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
The DSS also busted another kidnap gang and apprehended its kingpins, Rabiu SANI aka DOGO and his close associate, Abubakar SANI along Zaria–Funtua Road in Giwa LGA, Kaduna State. SANI is said to be a notorious kidnapper and gun-runner who has been supplying arms and ammunition to criminal elements in Kaduna, Kano, Taraba and Plateau States.
DSS said that items recovered from the duo are:
i. A Blue Volkswagen Vento car with Reg. No. MGU 106 EA,
ii. One (1) Pistol,
iii. Four (4) AK-47 Magazines,
iv. Five (5) FN rifle,
v. Nine Hundred and Eighty Nine (989) rounds of Ammunition,
vi. One (1) round of 9mm Ammunition,
vii. One (1) Beretta magazine, and
viii. The sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand One Hundred and Forty Naira (N457, 140).
Similarly, two high profile kidnappers, namely: Rabiu DAHIRU aka KACHALLA and Umar YA’U were said to have been apprehended by the Service at Ikara Junction, Tudun Wada LGA in Kano State, . DAHIRU and YA’U are members of the kidnap gang which has been operating at the Falgore forest in Kano State.
Twenty six live cartridges and a bullet proof vest were found in their possession during their arrest. That was even as a suspected gunrunner, Haruna MUSA was arrested at Kasuwan Magani area, along Kaduna-Kachia Road in Kaduna State. MUSA is a gun-runner who has been ferrying arms and ammunition to criminal elements, especially kidnappers along forested communities in Birni Gwari and its environs.
The following items were recovered on him during his arrest; Opel Vectra V6 car with Reg. No. 899-MKA (grey colour), Thirty one (31) AK-47 magazines.
DSS said it had also smashed a kidnap syndicate led by one Ebifagbe DICKSON aka GINIKACHI and five others namely: Williams JEPHTER, Messiah PHILIPS, Sample REUBEN, Prosper EBITARI and Charles Krobo JAMES at the Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, in the nation’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This gang was said to be responsible for the kidnap of five German expatriates of Bayelsa Coastline in Brass Local Government Area. The gang was said to have been intercepted while plotting to perpetrate series of kidnap operations in the Federal Capital Territory.
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