DSS nabs suspected financier, armourer of Basalube kidnap gang in Kogi

DSS frees arrested senior Judges

Department of Security Service (DSS) has arrested a suspected top leader of a major kidnap gang in a joint operation with military at Obajana in Kogi state.

The suspect, Lawal Mohammed, according to DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, in a statement, is the chief financier and armourer of the gang whose operation covers several states, including Kogi, Edo, Rivers, Delta, Kebbi, Zamfara, kaduna and Abuja.

Opuiyo said he was arrested along with two other members of the gang, Mohammed Tukur and Abubakar Ibrahim.

Also arrested in Ughelli, Delta State is another top member of the gang, Ali Abubakar.

DSS spokesman explainsed they were arrested while preparing for a major kidnap operation at Obajana.

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