The Nigerian police, on Monday, in Abuja, reportedly arrested eighty one suspects of kidnappers, armed robbers and cyber scammers in Taraba state, Kaduna state, Kano state, Katsina state, Sokoto and Zamfara state.
These arrrested suspects including those dressed in military camouflage and Nigerian Air Force uniform, allegedly abducted a famous businessman in sokoto state.
They included a gang of Chadian and Nigerien kidnappers and six ex-convicts.
- Rufai Muhammed, 25;
- Isah Abdullahi, 25;
- Abdulrasheed Labaran, 26;
- Abba Zayyanu, 22;
- Ayuba Awwalu, 35; and
- Rabiu Ibrahim, 27.
Muhammed, the gang leader, speaking through an interpreter said,
We became friends when we were about completing our jail terms in the Katsina Correctional Centre.
That was when we decided to shift from armed robbery to kidnapping.
This is because we believed we can make enough money from it.
“A Fulani man from Jaji provided the military uniform we are wearing.”
While speaking via an interpreter, he said,
I am a farmer and also an armed robber.
I have engaged in six robberies before I was arrested.