Umar is among 16 suspected kidnappers who were arrested in Niger state. They were accused of “terrorising” people along the Abuja-Kaduna road in Sabon Wuse in Tafa LGA of Niger state. The husband of two wives and father of two, who gave his nickname as “Oro”, told journalists that he had made fortunes worth several millions of naira from the atrocities he carried out along the highway for the past two years.
Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said Umar’s gang is the most vicious and notorious syndicate of Kidnap-for-ransom gang arrested by the police in the recent time.”
“The gang leader Ibrahim Umar a.k.a Oro, confessed to have killed personally more than ten people including those that he killed and still collected ransom money from their families.
He also confessed to suck the blood of most of the victims after killing them. He was identified by some of the victims rescued from their captivity by the Police in the forest during the gun battle, “Moshood added.
Addressing reporters at Sabon Wise on Tuesday, Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, said items recovered from the suspects were five AK 47 rifles, nine AK 47 magazines, two cutlasses, one cell phone and 1,598 rounds of ammunition.