The Department of State Service (DSS) said it has arrested members of the syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
A statement yesterday by Tony Opuiyo for the DSS, said in May 2017, the Service arrested Aminu Aliyu in Sokoto State over the Kidnap of Ifeanyi Amos (a Nigerian Army Captain) along the Jaji-Kaduna Highway.
He also said following ongoing operations by the Military in the Northeast, some Boko Haram elements in a bid to spread their network resettled in Kaduna and its environs.
He said the Service’s current operations in Kaduna axis are targeted at thwarting the new terror cells before they become fully active.
Opuiyo said for this reason, on 19th May, 2017, the Service arrested six suspected Boko Haram insurgents at various locations in Igabi and Kaduna North LGAs, Kaduna State.
He said those arrested have been identified as Abubakar Sadiq Muhammed, Muhammed Nazifi, Abubakar Usman, Yusufu Idris Usman, Usman Idris Usman, and Ismail Idris.
He added that at Unguwan Sanusi, Kaduna South LGA, Abubakar Mohammed, a Boko Haram suspect was also arrested.
He further said the Service also arrested Yusuf Aliyu at Ungwar Danmani, Rigasa, Igabi LGA, for his suspected membership of the syndicate terrorizing users of the Abuja-Kaduna Road.
He said, on 9th June, 2017, at Dankande village, Rigachiku, Igabi LGA, Kaduna State; the Service confronted a notorious kidnap gang.
He said though Isah Baki, leader of the gang escaped with gunshot wounds, three of his members: Hassan Abdullahi, Abubakar Abdullahi and Suleiman Abdullahi were arrested.
Opuiyo said on the same 9th June, 2017, along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Express Way in Kaduna, the Service engaged another dangerous kidnap group and arrested two of its members; Yusuf Sani and Yusuf Adamu, with two AK-47 rifles and nine live ammunitions recovered.