The leader of kidnap for ransom syndicate, identified as 25 year old Ibrahim Umar, has revealed he has killed more than ten of his victims and proceeded to drink their blood.
He disclosed this while being paraded yesterday alongside 15 others, revealing they get their arms, ammunition and uniform from soldiers they hunt and kill whenever they need new pairs.
In his confession he further revealed he has over two years experience in the business, and was apprehended together with three of the gang members of his notorious kidnapping and armed robbery syndicate, by operatives of F-SARS Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, in the forest and towns along the Abuja-Kaduna, and Abuja-Suleja-Minna highway.
The vicious and deadly kingpin is a husband of two wives and father of two, who is nicknamed “Oro”.
He told newsmen at the venue of the parade which held at Sabon Wuse Divisional Office, the operations he has carried out in the last two years on highways have given him fortunes worth millions of naira.
The arms and ammunition recovered from the gang included five AK47 riffles, 15 7.62 X 39mm AK47 ammunition, two swords and cutlasses, four pairs of suspected fake military uniform and mobile phones.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), who paraded the suspects in the presence of journalists, the names of the suspects are Mohammadu Auta, a.k.a Babawuro, aged 27; Musa Usman, 25 years old and Abdullahi Abubakar, aged 28.
Moshood said Umar’s gang, “is the most vicious and notorious syndicate of kidnap-for-ransom gang arrested by the police in the recent time. The gang was defeated and its members captured after an intense gun battle that lasted more than five hours between the F- SARS Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity.
“The gang leader confessed to have killed personally more than 10 people, including those that he killed and still collected ransom from their families. He also confessed to have sucked the blood of most of the victims after killing them. He was identified by some of the victims rescued from their captivity by the police in the forest, “Moshood disclosed.
Also arrested on Tuesday, are twelve other suspects who were laying ambush along the Kaduna-Abuja road and Minna-Suleja-Abuja road, with the intentions of kidnapping people returning from Christmas and New Year holidays.He said they were arrested in their various criminal hideouts in the forest and other locations along the Abuja-Suleja-Minna highways for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and multiple rape cases.
“All the suspects arrested confessed to their various crimes. The suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution on completion of investigation, while investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large,” he added.