Operatives of Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity have busted a gang of suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in Sabon Gayan, area of Kaduna State.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, consequent on the gruesome killing of a youth leader Haruna Maikudi Maikaji in his farm at Sabon Gayan village in Kaduna State on Sunday, November 12, the IGP Ibrahim Idris mandated Operation Absolute Sanity to fish-out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
He said, “In the course of investigation into the killing and the operation embarked by personnel of Operation Absolute Sanity in Sabon Gayan Village and environ to root out and arrest the killers of the Youth Leader, the Special Tactical Squad team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity on trail of the killers, were ambushed and attacked by the gang responsible for the killing of the Youth Leader.
“The information to the Gang was traced to a Cripple, Kamilu Mohammed who phoned the Kidnappers to inform them that the Police are on their way to their hideout in the forest.”
According to the Police spokesperson, the Special Tactical Squad personnel attached to Operation Absolute Sanity repelled the attack and in the process, two of the suspected kidnappers died as a result of the superior fire power of the Police personnel while a Police NCO sustained injury and currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
CSP Jimoh said the cripple Kamilu Mohammed was later arrested and currently under investigation.
He said the suspects were arrested from different locations and three (3) victims, were rescued from their hideout without payment of any ransom, adding that they will all be arraigned on completion of investigation into the cases against them.
Suspects arrested are Umaru Ibrahim Mujuma, Jibrin Adamu, Samaila Haruna, Ibrahim Mohammed, Ibrahim Idris, Iliya Adamu, Ifeanyi Linus, Silas Kelvin and Kamilu Mohammed.
CSP Jimoh said the following items were recovered from the suspects; One AK47 rifle, one locally made revolver pistol, two single Barrel locally made gun, seven rounds of AK47 Ammunition, one round of live cartridges, and two Toyota Corolla vehicles.