The operative of the Force Intelligence Bureau Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS) have arrested 31 suspects connected with major violent crimes including the Kidnapping of students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State.
In a statement on Wednesday, Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said 41 AK rifles, 8 Type 06 rifles, 4 Light Assault Rifles (LAR), 4 pump action guns, 2 locally made firearms, 1 G3 rifle, 1 dane gun, 376 rounds of live ammunition, cash sum of 2 million Naira were also recovered from the suspects.
He said, Aminu Lawal (aka Kano), and Murtala Dawu (aka Mugala), both working in synergy with the kidnap kingpin known as Yellow Ashana, confessed to the kidnap and murder of two police officers and one vigilante in 2021.
According to the statement, They equally confessed to the kidnap of students from the Greenfield University in Kaduna State, and the mindless murder of five victims before the payment of ransom, and eventual release of the others.
After being on their trail upon the mention of their names in connection to the kidnapping of Bethel Baptist School students in 2021.
Similarly, a five-man trans-border syndicate that carries out kidnapping operations between Adamawa in Nigeria, and Burha, Fituha, and Kesu in Cameroun were arrested.
They confessed to the kidnap and multiple rapes of a newly wedded woman at Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state whom they released upon receipt of a million Naira ransom.
The suspects were apprehended by operatives of the FIB-STS after collecting a ransom sum of 2 million Naira for one Alhaji Moni of Buladega Village on the 11th of May, 2022.
Others are, Umar Muhammed aged 40 years old from Mitchika in Adamawa State, and Musa Buba aged 29 years old from Hong in Adamawa State, who are famous for their kidnapping activities.
They were arrested at the market, upon credible intelligence that they would be there to buy food items for their kidnap victims.
However, they confessed to many heinous crimes including the killing and beheading of one Alhaji Mai Gome, even after ransom payment had been made.