Three suspects described by the police as “key suspects” have narrated how they planned and kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi in Kaduna.
According to a statement today, September 23 by the spokesman of the Force Headquarters, the three key suspects were arrested by operatives of the Special Tactical Squad (STS).
The suspects, the statement said, are Ishaku Lawal, Muazu Abubakar and Adam Bello.
“Investigations by the Police team revealed how Muazu Abubakar a.k.a Datti ‘m’ 27years, the principal suspect, carried out surveillance of the Bethel school and strategized with his other gang members before they attacked and abducted the students.
“Ishaku Lawal who was also arrested in connection with the incident, revealed how Ahmadu a.k.a Yellow provided the firearms and ammunition they used for the operation. One AK47 rifle was recovered from each of the suspects. Investigations into the case is still ongoing.”
The statement said that also arrested is a prolific highway robbery syndicate that have been linked to about 50 armed robberies along major highways in the South-West region of the country.
“The leader of the gang, one Mohammed Mode a.k.a Basullube from Gugu in Kwara State, revealed to the Police team how he masterminded and led other gang members, Abdullahi Mohammed from Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Musa Adamu from Otte Vilage, Kwara State and Abdullahi Ali from Orita Gambari in Oyo State, all within age bracket of 21 – 27 years, to carry out the series of highway robberies before their eventual arrest.”
The statement said that the Inspector General of Police appreciated citizens for their support that had ensured the successes recorded in the fight against crimes and criminality in the country, stressing the resolve of the Force to intensify efforts toward improving public safety and security in the country.
The statement said that all the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations.