By Marcel Samuel
No fewer than 19 suspected kidnapper’s, armed robbery and cattle rustling gangs terrorizing the Abuja-Jere-Kaduna-Zaria highways have been arrested by the Police High Command.
Parading the suspects, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood said the IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, arrested the suspected gangs responsible for several Kidnappings including that of one Imam Hakeem Kosoko and others on Abuja – Kaduna Roads.
He said “Most of the suspects were arrested in the act after exchange of gun fire with the personnel of the IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity in their hideout along Kaduna – Abuja Road”.
The Police spokesperson said four victims were rescued from their captivity and have been reunited with their families, adding that the suspects arrested confessed and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include, eight (8) AK47 Rifles, three hundred and twenty (320) 7.56mm AK47 Ammunitions, sixteen (16) live cartridges, one GPMG Ammunition with magazine, 2 pairs of Military Uniforms, Charms and Car breaking/unlocking tools.
CSP Jimoh said investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large, while the suspects arrested will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.