The members of the 26 kidnapping gang members made up of Fulani/Hausa
Joint Counter Kidnapping operation conducted by the FCT Police Command in synergy with the Nigerian Army, and other security agencies have successfully smashed the notorious kidnapping gang terrorizing Kuje, Rubochi, Kwali and Abaji axis in Abuja whose victims included NSCDC personnel, a Police Inspector and several other victims.
Consequently, twenty-six (26) kidnap gang members made up of Fulani/Hausa speaking criminals led by one Usman Abdullahi, some as old as 50 years and others as young as 25 years, were on Wednesday paraded by the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma.
At several times, the kidnap gang collected ransoms ranging from #6million, #8million and #13million from the family of kidnap victims while some of the victims lost their lives in the hands of the kidnappers. Giving details of their arrest, CP Ciroma said “The Joint operation tagged ‘Operation Sharan Daji’ arrested the suspects in several dens along Kuje, Kwali, Abaji road.
He said 4 locally fabricated firearms, one Dane gun with 10 rounds cylinder loader, 4 cartridges, 3 cutlasses, 3 face masks and 24 wraps of Indian hemp and charms were recovered from the kidnap suspects.
Police operatives also arrested a member of another kidnap gang named Juri Abubakar whose gang had been terrorizing residents of Yangoji, while he was on his way to supply food to the kidnap gang in their hideout.