DSS nabs 4 sus­pected kid­nap­pers in mil­i­tary uni­forms

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The De­part­ment of State Ser­vices (DSS) in Kogi State yes­ter­day pa­raded a gang of four sus­pected kid­nap­pers that use mil­i­tary uni­forms to carry out their ac­tiv­i­ties within and out­side the state.

The State Di­rec­tor of the Ser­vice, Mr Joseph I. Okpo, who pa­raded the sus­pects in Lokoja, dis­closed that his men op­er­at­ing on in­tel­li­gence, closed up on the gang along Loko­jaKo­tonKarfe-Abuja road last week.

The pa­raded sus­pects in­cluded Haruna Saleh, Kabiru Shu’aibu, Ab­dul­mu­muni Adamu and Tukur Shu’aibu.

Okpo dis­closed that the sus­pects were com­ing from Kaduna State and were to link up with some other gangs at Oba­jana from where they planned to launch their op­er­a­tions in the state.

He said the sus­pects who were dressed in full mil­i­tary com­bat­ant uni­forms, con­fessed to be part of a six-man gang that had co­or­di­nated sev­eral kid­nap­ping and rob­bery op­er­a­tions in dif­fer­ent parts of Kogi, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau states.

“They (sus­pects) are co­op­er­at­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tion and they have given very good lead as for their source of uni­forms of which we are al­ready li­ais­ing with our col­leagues from the ap­pro­pri­ate se­cu­rity agency to get to the source of their pro­cure­ment of the uni­forms,” he said.

The gang leader, Ab­dul­mu­mini Adamu, told jour­nal­ists they had been in­volved in sev­eral crim­i­nal op­er­a­tions and ap­pealed for mercy, adding that they got the mil­i­tary uni­forms at the cost of N4,500 from one bike rider in Kaduna.

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