The Nigeria Police says it has arrested 16 notorious kidnapping and armed robbery gang terrorising Nigerians along the Abuja-Kaduna road.
The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday.
Jimoh also said they were arrested in Sabon Wuse in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger, adding that the arrest followed a coordinated operations by the Special Tactical Squad operating in the area.
The suspects known as Ibrahim Umar [gang leader], Isiaka Mohammed, Hassan Usman, Mubarak Adamu, Yisuf Sani, Musa Usman, Yakabu Wakili, Abdullahi Abdullahi Abdulkarim, were arrested in Sabon Wuse in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger.
Moshood said that items recovered from the suspects are: 5 AK 47 rifles, Nine AK 47 magazines, Two cutlasses, One cell phone and 1,598 rounds of ammunition.
The spokesman disclosed that the gang leader, Umar, confessed to have killed 10 persons during their operations.
He said Umar also confessed that they killed those who cannot pay ransom and drink their blood.
Moshood stated that the suspects have all confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.”
Moshood, however, said the force has evolved new security arrangement to fight and prevent crimes in the country in the new year.