I’ve killed five kidnap victims – Gang executioner

A suspected gang executioner of a kidnap gang, Musa Umar, 22, was paraded alongside his gang members and other suspects in Abuja on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba saif he joined the gang in Kaduna about three years ago, adding that his duty was to kill kidnap victims.

The suspect, who spoke in Hausa, said, “I am a farmer and also a kidnapper. I was engaged to kill victims by my gang members and so far, I have killed five persons. They comprised three men and two women, and they were all from Katsina State.”

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, said  four locally-made pistols, one Dane gun, one revolver, pieces of ammunition and 26 phones and 22 SIM cards, among other items, were recovered from the suspects.

Ciroma said, “In view of the subsisting COVID-19 guidelines, the command urges members of the public to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocol at the Friday prayer in mosques in their respective areas.

“I wish to also assure FCT residents that in tandem with our commitment to protecting lives and property, the command has deployed proactive crime detection and preventive measures to beef up security across the FCT.”

 

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