Consequent, on the intense operations to curtail the kidnapping and other violent crime, on the 19th June, 2017 eight principal suspects were paraded after preliminary investigation revealed that they were responsible for several kidnappings, armed robberies and cattle rustlings on Abuja/Kaduna Highway.
All the suspects confessed to the offence and investigation is being concluded into the various crimes against and they will soon be arraigned in court.
In furtherance of these operations, the Police Special Forces led by the Intelligence Response Team on the 8th July, 2017 and 9th July, 2017 working on available intelligence swooped on kidnappers dens in Gwagwada, kangimi and katari villages in Kaduna State and arrested all the above mentioned suspects and recovered from their possession the fire arm and ammunition listed above.
They volunteered confessional statement admitting to the various criminal roles they played in the kidnapped for ransom of motorists, travellers and others innocent people along Abuja/Kaduna Highway. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
The principal suspects are Ibrahim Gurgu, 45 years Native of Gwagwada village Kaduna, Abdulazeez Idris, 40 years old native of Kankara LGA Katsina State, Shuaibu Ibrahim aka Kadi 29 years old native of Kangimi village Kaduna State, Ibrahim Isiyaku 30 years old native of Gwagwada village Kaduna State, Usman Datti 30 years old native of Gwagwada village Kaduna, Kabiru Musa 27 years Native of Dandume LGA Katsina State, and Haruna Umar, 24 years old native of Dandume LGA Katsina State.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects also include Ak47 Rifle, two locally made pistols, 30 rounds of live Ammunition, one magazine, two military camouflage, three cutlasses and charms.