Operatives of Operation Absolute Sanity deployed to Abuja-Kaduna highway by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to tackle the menace of kidnappings and armed robbery have arrested 40 suspects and recovered caches of arms.
The deployment of the Operation Absolute Sanity personnel by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idirs to tackle the cases of Kidnappings along Abuja-Kaduna Highway have continued yielding positive results.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshoodwho paraded the suspects stated that the Police stormed and raided the kidnappers’ dens, hideouts, camps and other black spots in the forest having identified the areas through intelligence carried out by the personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity.
He said in the process three victims were rescued unhurt from the kidnappers without payment of ransom, and the victims have since been reunited with their families, adding that some of the victims have identified most of the suspects as the people that kidnapped them.
Items recovered from the suspects include; one locally made SMG, three AK 47 riffles, one double barrel riffle, two single barrel, one riffle with telescope sight, three locally made pistols, one revolver with 7.62m ammunition, five pump action, one revolver pistol, and thirty life cartridges.
Others are; seventy-seven 7.62mm ammunition, 10 9mm ammunition, two magazines, assorted charms, five laptops belonging to victims, five iPad belonging to victims, various types and make of handset (phone) belonging to victims, several wrist watches (assorted) belonging to victims and jewelries
CSP Jimoh said all the suspects admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes, adding that they will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
- Marcel Samuel