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Wanted kidnap kingpin Buhari Muhammad, five others arrested in Abuja hotel

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Wanted kidnap kingpin Buhari Muhammad, five others arrested in Abuja hotel

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The police in the Federal Capital Territory have arrested suspected notorious kidnappers, one Buhari Muhammad, and five other members of the syndicate in Abuja.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said in a statement on Monday that the suspects were arrested in a hotel in Bassa village in Abuja.

The statement listed the five other suspects to include a wanted kidnapping kingpin, Muhammad Sabiu; Isah Abdullahi, Hamzat Musa, Fatima Abdullahi, and Zuliat Yusuf.

She alleged that the notorious kidnapping syndicate was behind the abduction of Joshua Eze, the husband of Blessing Eze, who suffered a bullet injury in the process of her husband’s abduction.

Recall that Joshua was kidnapped on January 27, 2024, but was rescued unhurt by police operatives of the command after 24 hours.

The PPRO confirmed that the arrest was made by the command’s operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, dedicated to the fight against criminality in the FCT.

She added that one AK-47 rifle, 10 mobile phones, a cash sum of N345,000, and other valuables were recovered from the suspects.