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Police Docks 12 Alleged Notorious Kidnappers Of Twin Sisters In Zamfara

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Twelve suspected kidnappers alleged to be responsible for the kidnapping of two female teenage twins in Zamfara state have been arrested by the police attached to the IGP Intelligence Response Team, (IRT).

The suspects were arrested following a painstaking effort by the police to track the kidnappers of the twins Hassana Bala,and her twin sister, Hussaina Bala October 21, in Dauran Village, Zurmi LGA, Zamfara State when they went to distribute their wedding invitation cards to families and friends.

Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police,DCP, Jimoh Moshood

who paraded the suspects yesterday said the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, had directed a discrete investigation into the sudden disappearance of the twins and bring perpetrators to justice.

Moshood gave their names as Nafiu Usman 28, a.k.a Baba Doctor, native of Wanke village in Gusau LGA – Sectional Leader,Ma’aruf Usman of Wanari Village in Zurmi LGA, Inusa Usman, 40,native of Zurmi LGA, Awal Jibril,41,native of Mada LGA,Shehu Mohammed,55,Alhaji Ibrahim Ibrahim,35,Ibrahim Sani,45,Kabiru Usman,30, Bala Garba,60,Maigari Labbo,56,Mohammed Abdullahi Aramako,31,Salisu Mamman Wadatau,38,of Danjibga LGA and the major informant of the Gang.

The IGP was said to have issued a directive to operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Led by DCP Abba Kyari to carry out a distinct investigation into the matter and the team had succeeded in the arrest of the twelve suspects who were directly responsible for the kidnap of the twins, Hassana Bala and Hussaina Bala on October 21,in Dauran Village Zurmi LGA Zamfara.

It was gathered that the suspects were arrested in various criminal hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara States.

“They confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the Kidnapping of the Twins and several other armed robberies, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Zamfara State and environs.

“ The Suspects also admitted to the Intelligence Response Team that they collected the sum of Fifteen Million Naira (N15m) as ransom before releasing the twins and shared the money Five Hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) each.

“Six AK-47 Rifles, several magazines, thirty Four AK-47 live ammunition and four swords were recovered from their possession. They will all be arraigned in Court on completion of Investigation.”Moshood said.

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