Police Parade 19 Notorious Kidnap, Cattle Rustling Gang Members

Kidnappers – Including Suspect Responsible For The Kidnap Of One Imam Hakeem Kosoko Recently, By Csp Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer At Jere, Kaduna State On 9thjanuary, 2018.

This was confirmed in an e-mailed statement to MEDIA PARROT NG by the Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer, Csp Jimoh Moshood.


1st Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang

i.      Bature Adamu ‘M’ 40yrs,  (In suspected fake military uniform)

ii.      Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 28yrs (In suspected fake military uniform)

iii.      Samaila Yahaya ‘M’ 30yrs (Admitted to have sold three AK47 Rifles to kidnappers)

iv.      Buhari Abubakar ‘M’ 35yrs

v.      Kabiru Abubakar ‘M’ 29yrs

vi.      Abdulrashid Riba aka Baba Wakili ‘M’ 79yrs (Admitted to have sold Five (5) AK47 to Kidnappers)

vii.      Sani Umar ‘M’ 25yrs

viii.      Sani Nasiru ‘M’ 25yrs

2nd Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery and Cattle Rustling Gang

ix.      Ibrahim Sulaiman ‘M’  22yrs

x.      Yahaya Abdullahi aka Kechi ‘M’ 27yrs

xi.      Bello Anji ‘M’ 30yrs

xii.      Ahmed Abubakar ‘M’ 35yrs

xiii.      Adamu Lawan ‘M’ 25yrs

xiv.      Audu Lawan ‘M’ 30yrs

xv.      Usman  Mohammed ‘M’ 20yrs

3rd Gang – Kidnapping/Armed Robbery Gang

xvi.      Ahmadu Abdullahi ‘M’ 34yrs

xvii.      Yahuza Yahuba ‘M’ 25yrs

xviii.      Abubakar Abba ‘M’ 25yrs

xix.      Adamu Haruna ‘M’ 21yrs


1.     Eight(8) AK47 Rifles

2.     Three Hundred and Twenty (320) 7.56mm AK47 Ammunitions

3.     Sixteen (16) live Cartridges

4.     One (1) GPMG Ammunition with magazine

5.     2 pairs of Military Uniforms

6.     Charms

7.     Car breaking/unlocking tools

The IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, working on actionable intelligence and in compliance with IGP’S directives to rid Abuja-Jere-Kaduna-Zaria highways and other major roads within FCT, Niger and Kaduna kidnappers, Armed Robbers and Cattle Rustlers arrested the above mentioned gangs responsible for several Kidnappings including that of one Imam Hakeem Kosoko and others on Abuja – Kaduna Roads.

2.       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. Four (4) victims were rescued from their captivity and have been reunited with their families.

3.       The suspects arrested confessed and admitted the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.

4.       Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gangs at large. The suspects will be arraigned in Court for prosecution on completion of investigation.

5.       The Nigeria Police Force deeply appreciates the support and cooperation of members of the Public in achieving the success story being showcased before the public today. The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to guarantee adequate protection of lives and property remain unequivocal and unwavering,” the statement ended.


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