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How we were trained in Libya, Kidnapper Of Daura Monarch reveals

Abdullahi Mohammed, one of the suspected kidnappers of Alhaji Musa Umar, the District Head of Daura who was recently rescued by the police, has confessed that they were trained in Libya on how to carry out gun battle and other warfare in their kidnapping trade.

Speaking to news men today, July 15 when they were paraded by the Force Headquarters, presided over by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the suspect said: “before our arrest, two of us involved in this case had undergone training in Libya that lasted one and half years.

“We we were trained on how we can fire AK47 riffles, how we can disarm security agents holding AK-47 riffles as well as laying ambush against security operatives.”

Abdullah Mohammed, a native of Kano, confessed:”I was among the gang members that did the video and negotiation for the ransom. We have done two kidnappings before this one involving the district head of Daura.”

This was even as DCP Frank Mba, said that the suspects were directly linked with the heinous crime touching on the Kidnap of the Magajin Daura, who was Kidnapped and held incommunicado for several weeks.

”Out of the 40 suspects,13 of them are directly linked with the heinous crime touching on the Kidnap of the Magajin Daura, who was Kidnapped and held incommunicado for several weeks. “From my analysis of the 13 suspects who were indicted for the Kidnap of the district head of Daura, we discovered that these suspects consist of persons of diverse states of the federation and diverse backgrounds.

“We also discovered in the course of our investigation that there are external collaborators. As a matter of fact, one of the suspects, Mustapha Zakaria, aged 32,is from Niger Republic. And finally, we also discovered that the crime, just like other crimes, was powered essentially by local criminals and local collaborators.”

He said that out of the 13 kidnappers, five of them were indigenes of Katsina but four of the five live in Daura, adding that the collaboration of insiders made the Kidnap of the monarch easier.

”It may interest you to know that out of the 13 suspects, five of them are from Katsina State. Four out of the five from Katsina State are specifically from the ancient city of Daura.

“In the same vein, out of the 13 suspects, two are specifically from the beautiful city of Kano where the district head was rescued from.

“The lesson we can draw from this analysis or one of the key lessons we can draw from this analysis is the fact that we must work together with the police and other law enforcement agencies in order to keep our communities safe.

“You could see clearly that it would have been near impossible for any other criminal gang to have perfected this act, clinically executed it the way these guys did without the active connivance, collaboration and support of other gang members who are not from Daura.

“In the same vein, it would also have been near impossible for these gang members to have kept this elder statesman in Kano for this long without criminal elements who know and understand the terrain of Kano.”

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