- 37-year-old Abubakar Ibrahim has been arrested in connection to the death of late traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom, Maiwada Galadima
- Galadima was abducted and murdered by his abductors in October 2018, after being held captive for days
- Other suspects arrested are: Johnson Okafor, Shaibu Iliyasu, Ishaik Dabo, Mohammed Nasiru among others
The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested Abubakar Ibrahim, 37, the suspected killer of late traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom, Maiwada Galadima of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
Galadima was abducted and murdered by his abductors in October 2018, after being held captive for days.
Other suspects arrested are: Johnson Okafor, 44, Shaibu Iliyasu , 20, Ishaik Dabo,38, Mohammed Nasiru, 25, Aminu Haruna, 25, Shafiu Gudau,25, Auwalu Hamisu,24,Ado Ya’u, 35, Ibrahim Yusuf, 30, Ibrahim Audu, 22, Salisu Ajah, 50, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Salisu Ali, 18, among others.
A statement by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police on Sunday, April 28, in Abuja, said that Ibrahim was arrested on April 15 at Rigachikun in Igabi local government of Kaduna state.
He said the suspect confessed to the kidnapping and murder of the traditional ruler of Adara and other kidnappings and murders.
Mba said the arrest of other suspects followed the arrest of the “Spiritual Father” of kidnappers and armed bandits operating in the Northern part of the country, Mallam Salisu Abubakar.
He said items recovered from the suspects were: 22 AK 47 riffles, five locally fabricated pistols and a cache of live ammunition.
He said the combined team of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Tactical Intelligence Unit (TIU) of the police arrested the suspects at different locations and times in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kogi states.
He said the suspects have been into some of the most heinous crimes committed in Kaduna State and its environs in recent times.
The spokesman said the arrested gang members were also linked to kidnapping and murder of Mallam Yakubu Usman, 40, of Jere local government area of Kaduna state and many other crimes.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Kaduna state police command on Friday, April 26, said it had in the last few weeks, arrested 36 suspected criminals and recovered 486 livestock from cattle rustlers in the state.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Malam Ahmad Abdurrahaman, made the disclosure while speaking with Journalists on Friday in Kaduna.
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