The leader of a kidnap gang operating in Kaduna axis of Nigeria, Adamu
Mamman, popularly known as Master, has been arrested along with two key
members of his gang.
According to Tribune
Online Metro, operatives of the Inspector General’s Intelligence
Response Team (IRT) and the police from the Technical Intelligence Unit
on Master and his gang, as well as the major receivers of the
loot from the gang’s operations.
A senior police officer who spoke with Metro under the condition of anonymity said:
“The suspects arrested included the leader of the gang, Adamu Mamman,
a.k.a Master (35), Ali Rabo (a.k.a Blacky), Umar Antijo, (27), Shehu
Idris Shagari (27), Awwalu Ahmadu a.k.a Mota (27), all from Kaduna
The suspected receivers of stolen cows, phones and laptops, among other
items, from the kidnappers, were identified as Babangida Abdullahi (31),
Usman Abdulmumin (27) and Ahmad Abdullahi (31).
officer, who said that the suspects had been terrorising motorists and
passengers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, added that
“they robbed, kidnapped and maimed victims. They made lives
uncomfortable for drivers and passengers along the road. Their signature
is crime as they also engaged in cattle rustling.
“They confessed that they decided to release their last victim and were
on their way to see their family members in their respective villages
before IRT operatives arrested them at Maraban Jos, Anguwa Pama, Sabon
Gayan and Rijana village all in Kaduna State,” the police chief added
kidnapping of motorists and passengers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
The victims included one DSP Munir attached to police air wing,
Force Headquarters, Abuja, a retired police Sergeant, driver to the
Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, five students of
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and Nuhu Bamalli University namely
Idris Goga, Simon Terna, Kazzah Bulus, Ibrahim Kalin, and Augustine
Climax who was later killed and his corpse dumped in the river by the
“The suspects further confessed that because of the massive deployment
of security forces in their areas of operation by the IGP, most of their
gang members had been relocating from Rijana village to their
respective home towns. He stated further that there were two major
groups of kidnappers operating within Rijana axis of the Abuja-Kaduna
It looks like the Nigerian police force are on a record breaking row..