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3 Suspected Kidnappers Arrested In Abuja

During the raid, four AK-47 rifles, 150 Ammunition, 15 empty magazines, 1,600 others were recovered.

Police in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, have arrested a notorious kidnapping gang terrorising the Bwari-Kwali axis of the city.

Babaji Sunday, FCT Commissioner of Police in a statement Friday, Sept. 10, said the Dawaki Police Division based on intelligence tips had arrested one Danjuma Mohammed in possession of two AK-47 rifles and 60 rounds of live ammunition while transporting exhibits.

Mohammed’s arrest had upon further investigation led to the arrest of Yahaya Musa and Shagari Ahmadu, who are in the same kidnap gang with Mohammed, in which they kidnap  and demand ransom from victims.

The commissioner of police explained that the police recovered another set of 90 rounds of live ammunition and two AK-47 rifles from the camp of the suspects when raided.

In a similar operation by the Command’s Anti-violence Crime section along Kwaita-Kwali axis of the FCT in a suspected kidnappers’ camp, Sunday said about 1,600 live ammunition and 15 magazines were recovered.

He disclosed that the Command’s anti-kidnapping section arrested one Salihu Musa who confessed to being a supplier of food items and drugs to kidnappers along the Kwali-axis of the FCT.

The security situation in the North-central region had recently become a major concern for residents following growing cases of kidnapping especially in Kuje, one of FCT suburbs.


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