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Police Arrest 14 Notorious Kidnappers Operating Along Kaduna, Kano & Zaria Highway

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria Police has arrested fourteen notorious kidnapping and armed robbery suspects, operating along Kaduna, Zaria and Kano Highway.

The suspects, according to report are responsible for the gruesome murder of a Dr. Ibrahim Mailafia, a senior lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, Lafia. He was on his way to see his family, after bagging his PhD in the United Kingdom.

The IGP Mr. Idris Ibrahim, charged the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, working on actionable, to go after the culprit.

The statement read thus:

PRESS RELEASE 23/5/18
ARREST OF FOURTEEN (14) VICIOUS AND NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPING/ ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS OPERATING ALONG KADUNA-ZARIA-KANO HIGHWAY AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GRUESOME MURDER OF DR. IBRAHIM MAILAFIA PhD, A SENIOR LECTURER WITH THE NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY LAFIA AND RECOVERY OF TWO (2) AK 47 RIFLES, PISTOL AND THE VICTIM’S PHONE.

I. Sunday Jatau ‘M’ 35yrs Native of Kaduna State – Gang leader Confessed to have personally Shot and killed Dr Mailafia
II. Solomon Jatau ‘M’ 40yrs brother to the gangleader,
III. Ayuba Jatau ‘M’ 32yrs Brother to the Gangleader.
IV. Ishaku Luka aka Dogo ‘M’ 42yrs native of Kujama LGA Kaduna, sells arms and ammunition to the gang
V. Ibrahim Daniel ‘M’ 27yrs native of Chad Republic – Found in possession of the late Dr Mailafia’s phones
VI. Emmanuel Garba ‘M’ 27yrs
VII. Alhaji Usman Mohammed ‘M’ 35yrs
VIII. Alhaji Ibrahim Baba ‘M’ 49yrs
IX. Bello Aliyu ‘M’ 36yrs
X. Surajo Mohammed ‘M’ 35yrs
XI. Hassan Ibrahim ‘M’ 55yrs
XII. Bature Adamu ‘M’ 38yrs,
XIII. Bello Abdullahi 32yrs,
XIV. Mamuda Mohammed ‘M’ 27yrs
EXHIBITS:
I. Two (2) AK47 Rifles
II. One (1) Baretta pistol fully loaded
III. Five (5) AK 47 Magazines
IV. Sixty (60) 7.62mm Ammunition
V. Operational Vehicles of the robbers gotten from their victims at gunpoint
VI. Two (2) robbed phones including the iPhone of late Dr. Mailafia
On the 3rd of November, 2017, Dr Ibrahim Mailafia (Deceased), a Senior Lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, while returning to the Country after completion of Doctorate Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the United Kingdom, on his way to Kano, Kano State to visit his Family was attacked and Murdered in cold blood on Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Highway by the above mentioned Kidnap for Ransom/Armed Robbery gang.
2. The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni directed a discreet investigation into the killing to bring perpetrators to justice.
3. The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, working on actionable intelligence, Between 2nd and 23rd May, 2018 arrested the above mentioned suspects responsible for the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia. They confessed to the killing of the said Doctor and also to have been terrorizing motorists and communities along Niger-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highways.

4. Recovered from their possession are Two (2) AK47 Rifles, One berretta Pistol and Two (2) phones including the iPhone of late Dr. Mailafia. They admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia and other violent crimes in the mentioned States. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

ACP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

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