Nigerian Police Arrest Murderous Kidnap Gang and Killers of Lecturer Mailafia

The Nigerian Police from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team IRT have arrested a 14 man notorious, deadly and murderous armed robbery and kidnap gang that operate along the Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highway.
The gang has been responsible for several Armed Robbery cases including the kidnapping and murder of Dr. Ibrahim Mailafia, a senior lecturer with the Nasarawa State University which the gang leader has confessed to it. 
14 man armed robbery and kidnap gang in Kaduna

Dr. Ibrahim Mailafia was kidnapped on 3/11/17 Between Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway by deadly kidnappers/armed robbers while on his way to Kano to visit his family after obtaining a doctorate degree on Artificial Intelligence from United Kingdom
The arrested suspects were listed as follows:

1) Sunday Jatau 'M' 35yrs, native of Kaduna State, the leader of the gang who confessed to have personally shot and killed Dr. Mailafia

2)Solomon Jatau 'M' 40yrs, brother to the gang leader

3) Ayuba Jatau 'M' 32yrs, also younger brother to the gang leader,

4) Ishaku Luka aka Dogo, who sells arms and ammunition to the gang, 'M' 42yrs native of Kujama LGA Kaduna,

5) Bature Adamu 'M' 38yrs,

6) Bello Abdullahi 32yrs,

7) Mamuda Mohammed 'M' 27yrs,

8) Ibrahim Daniel 'M' 27yrs native of Chad Republic, who was found in possession of the late Dr Mailafia's phones and

9) Emmanuel Garba 'M' 27yrs native of Ekot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State.”(

10) Alhaji Usman Mohammed 'M' 35yrs, receiver of their robbed goods

11) Alhaji Ibrahim Baba 'M' 49yrs, receiver of robbed goods,

12) Bello Aliyu 'M' 36yrs, receiver of robbed goods,

13) Surajo Mohammed 'M' 35yrs, receiver of robbed goods and

14) Hassan Ibrahim 'M' 55yrs, receiver of robbed goods.”

“They were all arrested in Kaduna and Zaria respectively. Suspects confessed to several armed robberies, kidnappings and murders within the highways of Kaduna, Kano and Niger states,” the statement added.
“Two AK47 rifles loaded with ammunition, 1 Baretta pistol and several robbed vehicles and phones, including the iPhone of late Dr. Mailafia, were recovered from the suspects.” 
The Police added that serious efforts to arrest more gang members and recover the remaining operational weapons were in progress.

Table showing the List of the Kaduna-Kano Highway Kidnap Gang
No. Name Gender Age Role
1 Sunday Jatau M 35 Native of Kaduna State, the leader of the gang.
2 Solomon Jatau M 40 Native of Kaduna State, and brother to the gang leader.
3 Ayuba Jatau M 32 Native of Kaduna State, and younger brother to the gang leader.
4 Ishaku Luka alias Dogo M 42 Years Native of Kujama Kaduna State, and he sells arms and ammunition to the gang.
5 Bature Adamu M 38 Years N/A
6 Bello Abdullahi M 32 Years N/A
7 Bello Abdullahi M 27 Years N/A
8 Ibrahim Daniel M 42 Years Native of Chad Republic, and was found in possession of late Dr Mailafia's phones
9 Emmanuel Garba M 27 Years Native of Ekot-Ekpene in Akwaibom State
10 Alhaji Usman Mohammed M 35 Years Receiver of their stolen and robbed goods
11 Alhaji Ibrahim Baba M 49 Years Receiver of their stolen and robbed goods
12 Bello Aliyu M 36 Years Receiver of their stolen and robbed goods
13 Surajo Mohammed M 35 Years Receiver of their stolen and robbed goods
14 Hassan Ibrahim M 55 Years Receiver of their stolen and robbed goods

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