The Nigerian Police Force have arrested a crippled man and his gang of bandits suspected of terrorising the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. The group of criminals is suspected of being involved in the murder of a civilian Joint task force member in Sabon-Gaya village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The gang consists of eight people including a crippled man named Kamilu Ibrahiim were paraded in Kaduna and the police released a statement detailing the arrests.
CSP Jimoh Moshood, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Force; Kaduna State Command identified the gang members as they were paraded with all the contraband that was recovered. The leader of the gang was identified as Umaru Ibrahim Mujuma, the other members include Jibrin Adamu, Ibrahim Mohammed, Iliya Adamu, Ifeanyi Linus, Samaila Haruna, Silas Kevin and the Kamilu Mohammed. The gang was well set up as they include the planners of operations, the people that carried the operations and the people that sold the stolen goods
The arrest was made a few days ago and the police force had been investigating the case. CSP Jimih Moshood informed newsmen that the suspects had confessed to their crimes and the police force now knew what role every individual played in the crime and they can be charged to court. Some of the exhibits recovered from the gang’s hideout include two Toyota Corolla vehicles, one AK 47 rifle with live cartridges and three locally made guns.
The Kaduna-Abuja expressway was blocked by the angry villagers of Sabon Gaya a few days ago to protest the murder of the head of civilian Joint task force in the village. They blocked the road because they wanted the government and all law enforcement agencies to assure them that their lives and properties were safe and that the killers of Haruna were brought to justice.
The PRO explained that there was an order from the office of the inspector general of police ordering the police units stationed at the region to fish out the murderers as soon as possible. The policemen of the Operation Absolute Sanity then made the arrest only a few days after the incident.