The Police in Kaduna have apprehended one Buhari Bello and seven others who it claimed were recently masterminded the kidnap of a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Suleiman Dabo.
Besides the kidnap of the legislator, the group was said to have been involved in several criminal activities along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
A statement by the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command giving details of the development said:
“On 6/9/19 at about 2300hrs, a combined teams of Police operational units from the Command led by the IGP’S Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Puff Adder acted on Intel and raided criminal hideouts at Kingimi and other surrounding Villages in Igabi L. G. A and in the process, arrested one Buhari Bello a 34yrs old notorious Kidnapper and seven others.
“Upon interrogation, it was revealed that they belong to the gang of notorious Kidnappers /Armed Robbers that have been terrorizing Kaduna -Abuja and Kaduna -Zaria Expressways.
“Investigation further revealed that, the suspects are responsible for the kidnap of Hon Suleiman Dabo a Member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly recently and the sum of four hundred and fifty thousand naira (#450, 000) has been recovered from one of the suspects which he confessed to be his share of the ransom paid by the victim. Efforts are on to apprehend other gang members and recover their operational weapons.”