Notorious Abuja Kidnapper Abducted, Pays N1.5m To Regain Freedom
NEWSMAN, Abuja – A kidnapper identified as Mohammed Ahmadu paid N1.5 million to regain his freedom from another kidnapper, Abubakar Umaru a.k.a Buba Bargu.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, who paraded both kidnappers alongside other criminals in Abuja on Monday, said Babu was notorious for kidnapping citizens on highways around Abuja.
According to Mba, Buba was third in command of a kidnap syndicated headed by one Buji, who was neutralized by the police alongside the second in command. He took leadership of the gang and was notorious for always killing kidnap victims.
Ahmadu was abducted when he came to their hideout in the forest to sell live ammunition to the group.
Mba further stated that when the abducted Ahmadu hesitated to pay, he was shot in the arm until his gang members paid the ransom.
Ahmadu confessed there was a time his gang kidnapped 20 victims at a time and he had saved up to N15 million from his nefarious activities.
He added that he witnessed an operation where Buba kidnapped 55 persons from a luxurious bus at a time.
Mba said Ahmadu had boasted he had charms and could not be shot. Babu shot him to show how serious he was. He also said Amdodu was known as “Confirm” because he was a reputed marksman in the underworld.
In a related development, the Kano State Government has said seven additional children have been rescued from various dens of kidnappers in Anambra and Enugu states.
The seven children who were allegedly stolen from Kano were said to have been trafficked to the eastern part of the country before their eventual discovery.
Commissioner for Information in Kano, Malam Muhammad Garba, who confirmed the development to newsmen yesterday revealed that the rescue was carried out by the police special squad.
Garba disclosed that parents of some of the rescued children have already identified their kids and will soon be reunited after due protocol concluded.
Inspector General of Police special team had in October 2019 recovered nine children at Onitsha, Anambra State and repatriated them to Kano after they were declared missing in Dakata area of Kano metropolis, The Guardian reported.
The nine rescued children who were found about four years after their suspected kidnap could hardly communicate in their mother language and had been renamed with Igbo identity.