Posted by: Mr. Babatunde« on: August 12, 2017, 01:58:00 AM »
The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested 18 suspected kidnappers operating across the country. The suspects include: Haliru Hassan, Usman Abdulkadir, Yusuf Saidu, Abubakar Shuiabu, Abubakar Suleiman, Uzairu Bawa and Sani Abubakar.
A statement issued by an operative of the service, Tony Opuiyo, said that the suspects were arrested on July 3, at the Kakuri industrial area of Kaduna state. Opuiyo noted that the suspects had been terrorising motorists and commuters within the Rijana and Katari axis of the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
He said the service had also arrested two notorious kidnap suspects: Rabiu Sani alias Dogo, and Abubakar Sani.
He added that the suspects were arrested on July 4, along the Zaria-Funtua road in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna. The security agency explained that Sani was a notorious kidnapper and gunrunner who had been supplying arms and ammunition to criminal elements in Kaduna, Kano, Taraba, and Plateau states.
He disclosed that items recovered from them include: a blue Volkswagen Vento car with Reg. No. MGU 106 EA, one Pistol,four AK-47 Magazines and five FN rifle. Others are : 989 rounds of Ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, one Beretta magazine, and N457, 140.