The Newly constituted team of the inspector General of police, Adamu Mohammed that is charged with the responsibility of curbing all sort of crimes and kidnapping known as operation Puff Adder has engaged other sets of suspected kidnappers in a gun duel along Abuja Kaduna road twenty-four hours after some arrest had been made where it was able to arrest seven other suspects
One of the kingpins is said to be a notorious armed robber who recently masterminded the kidnap of the universal basic education commission’s chairman along Abuja Kaduna expressway was killed during a gun duel with the operatives.
A statement made available to urban express news online through force public relation officer, DCP Frank Mba said; the suspect, one Somalia Sule Alias “Shaho, a native of rijana village in kachia local government in Kaduna is one of the most vicious and most wanted kidnapper that has been terrorizing citizens in Kaduna metropolis died in early hours of 18th may following multiple bullet wounds he sustained during a deadly shootout with police operatives attached to operation Puff Adder
Mba said the shootout took place in the evening of 17th may 2019, at the outskirt of Rijana village, adding that the police operatives in line with the mandates of operation Puff Adder were carrying out routine surveillance and raid of suspects criminal hideouts when suddenly came under gun duel from heavily armed criminals’ gang.
The force public relation officer said the police team fought back gallantly, repelling the attack and eventually brought Suleiman Alias “Shaho down whilst his other gang members fled!
Item recovered include; Four Ak47 riffles, 26 live Ammunitions
Continuing, Mba said Shaho was rushed to hospital, but eventually gave up the ghost the next day
He said after acting on information elicited from the suspects before his death, police operatives carried out sweeping following up operation at different targeted locations
“These coordinated operations led to the arrest of four other members of Shaho’s gangs and recovery of three Ak 47 riffles”
Mba said those arrested include Musa Hassan (26), Yau Umar (25) Umar Musa (22) and Mohammed Sani (28yrs) all natives of Rijiana village in kachia Local Government in Kaduna state!
"SHAHO and his gang members have been on the radar of the intelligence community for a while, as they have been implicated in several high-level kidnappings and other heinous crimes along Kaduna-Abuja road and beyond".