In its determination to contain the menace of
kidnapping, the Department of State Service
(DSS) wishes to apprise the public of its
operational successes in parts of the country.
It may be recalled that the Service, in
collaboration with the military, had arrested
suspected abductors and killers of the
traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom, HRH
Relative peace has since returned to Kaduna
State after the disturbances that followed his
violent abduction and gruesome murder. It is
to be noted that concerted efforts are being
made to address the resurgence of organized
criminal activities in the North-West.
Consequently, the Service has arrested high
profile kidnappers and notorious elements in
different locations of the State and beyond.
On 25th October, 2018, in Riga Chikun,
Kaduna State, five (5) members of a dreaded
kidnap gang whose operations span between
Kaduna and Katsina States were apprehended.
They are: Isa AHMADU (Gang Leader), Suleiman
UMAR (Ransom negotiator), Ibrahim MALLAM,
Ishaku SAIDU (aka ISHE) and MANSUR (Mallam)
. After a preliminary investigation, the group’s
hideout in Katsina State was raided. This led to
the arrest of two (2) other members of the
group namely, Muhammadu IBRAHIM and
Muhammed ISA. Earlier on 19th October, 2018
Sirajo IBRAHIM, a suspected infamous
kidnapper was arrested at Hayin Danmni, Igabi
LGA of the State.
On 30th October, 2018, at Sainyinan Dani,
Yabo LGA, Sokoto State, the duo of Abubakar
UMAR and Suleiman SANI were arrested for
gun running. Between 11th and 12th October,
2018, suspected armed bandits operating in
and around Zamfara State were also arrested
in Bakura, Tsafe and Bungudu LGAs of the
State. Those arrested were Dan-Alhaji DAN-
MINERI, Yusuf KHALIF and MUSA (Mallam).
On 5th November, 2018, the tactical team of
the Service, in collaboration with the military,
arrested Muhammed AMINU, a suspected
gunrunner and his accomplice, Dare
OKUNWOLA (aka BODA) at Lere LGA and
Agindi, Jos in Kaduna and Plateau States
respectively. During a search of OKUNWOLA’s
residence, several ammunitions and eight (8)
AK-47 rifles were recovered.
On the same date, at Toungo LGA, Adamawa
State, Abbas ABUBAKAR (aka SAMBO) a
suspected Improvised Explosives Device (IED)
expert for the Islamic State in West Africa
(ISWA) was apprehended.
Other arrests were those made on 15th
October, 2018, at North Bank, Makurdi, Benue
State where renowned cultists, Yakubu
apprehended. Cartridges and a locally made
pistol were recovered from them. Also on the
same date, at Ikot Akpan Dem, Ukanafun LGA,
Akwa Ibom State, Otu EKONG, a serial
kidnapper was arrested. At the start of
October, the trio of Abdulhamid ISA, Adamu
ADAGIRI and Nuhu AHMED, who are members
of a kidnap gang that operates between Kogi
and Edo States were arrested in the state.
Investigations have so far uncovered leads that
will enable the Service and other sister
agencies to address the menace of kidnapping
in the country. Suspects will undoubtedly be
prosecuted in accordance with the law. The
DSS reassures the public that the tempo of
these operations will not only be sustained but
strengthened for greater impact on the well
being of residents. The Service, therefore,
enjoins everyone to cooperate with law
enforcement agencies and avail them useful
information that would assist them to carry
out necessary operations that will guarantee
peace especially at the coming yuletide and
general elections.



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