Six notorious kidnappers who specialize in abducting wealthy people along Kaduna-Abuja highway have been abducted. Six notorious kidnappers terrorizing Kaduna – Abuja highway have been arrested.
The Kaduna State internal security outfit, Operation Yaki, announced the success in Kaduna today.
The suspects were picked up on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017 by Operation Yaki Surveillance Patrol Teams in a joint operation with the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) and with the support from the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU).
The arrest of the kidnappers is sequel to the massive deployment of more police assets and patrol vehicles in the area in the last one week. These efforts led to the arrests of the suspects including the leader of the gang, Adamu Mamman, a 35-year old ofAmana village in Igabi Local Government Area, Ali Rabo, also known as Blakky, of Liman Ibada village in Chikun Local Government Area and Awwalu Ahmad, aka Mota, of Rijana village in Kachia Local Government Area who is the main informant of this gang of kidnappers along the Abuja – Kaduna highway.
Announcing the arrests, Yakubu Yusuf, a retired colonel and Coordinator of Operation Yaki, said that the security operations against kidnapping are being funded by the Kaduna State Government.
He disclosed that Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been encouraging and supporting interagency cooperation in the fight against crime.“Governor El-Rufai has pressed for a sustained onslaught against kidnapping.
The Kaduna State Government is assisting security agencies with operational funds to support these efforts. The governor commends the communities that have been contributing to the security effort reporting suspicious activities.”