The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) working in synergy with Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) has smashed and arrested three (3) members of an armed robbery/Kidnap for ransom gang namely: Nuhu Fulani, Yahaya Muhammed and Aisha Bature on Wednesday 15th March 2017 in Zaria, Kaduna State.
In a press release by the Force public relations officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, he said that the exhibits recovered from them includes one AK 47 Rifle, one locally made pistol, thirty rounds of live ammunition, Samsung S6 phone (belonging to their last victim) and Charms.
The gang has been on the wanted list of the Nigeria Police Force for some time now. In the course of investigation, they admitted to be responsible for some kidnappings and robberies on Zaria- Kaduna express way in Kaduna State.
The last suspect Aisha Bature 23 years is the wife of the gang leader and it was in a toilet in her house that AK 47 rifle fully loaded with ammunition was recovered.
The three suspects confessed to the crime and explained to the Police investigators the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the various offences traced to them. They were equally identified by some the victims. Meanwhile, investigation is being intensified to arrest the other members of the gang still at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.