SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, (THEWILL) – The Departmnt of State Services (DSS) on Friday announced its busting of cells used by kidnappers in some parts of the country.
The Spokesman for the agency, Tony Opuiyo, said the first kidnap gang of seven was busted on July 3 at Kakuri Industrial Area of Kaduna State followed by the arrest of two members of another gang 24 hours later.
It listed the names of members of the arrested gang as – Haliru Hassan, Usman Abdulkadir, Yusuf Saidu, Abubakar Shuiabu, Abukakar Suleman, Uzairu Bawa, and Sani Abubakar, alleged to have been terrorising motorists and commuters within the Rijana and Katari axis of the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
The second gang, according to the DSS, is led by Rabiu Sani aka Dogo and his close associate, Abubakar Sani, believed to be supplying arms and ammunition to criminal elements in Kaduna, Kano, Taraba and Plateau States.
Items recovered from the suspects include a blue Volkswagen Vento with Reg. No. MGU 106 EA, one pistol, four AK-47 Magazines, five FN rifle, 989 rounds of Ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, one Beretta magazine, and N457, 140.