By Hassan Zaggi
A notorious kidnaper, popularly known as Malam Gayam Birnin Gwari, an indigene of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, has disclosed that he has over 120 kidnappers under his control.
Responding to questions while being paraded to newsmen by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja, he said that he has lost count of the number of people his gang has killed but they are more than 50 persons.
Explaining, the kidnapper said: “ I am a boy to the notorious kidnapper called Yellow Jambrose who bought guns and the military uniforms I am wearing for us. I have over 120 boys under my control. We go to work kidnapping people on the road and cattle rustling.
“We carry our operations in Kaduna, Kastina and Zamfara states. When we kidnap people and take them to our camp, those who are able to pay ransom, we release them, while those who cant pay, our boss Yellow Jambrose will command us to shot them.
“I cant know exactly how people I have killed, however, I can just say over 50 people because it is not everyday that we shot them.”
Speaking while parading the suspects, Mba said that Mohammed Sani is 30 years old and that he has been on the wanted list of the of police operatives for a while. Unfortunately, operatives of STI caught up with him recently.
“The area of his specialty is kidnapping for ransom and banditry. Occasionally, he goes into cattle rustling. He belongs to a well-organized kidnaping syndicate that has actually gone ahead to sectorise their operations. “Mohammed Sani is a sector commander within a larger kidnapping and banditry enterprise.
“He has over 120 men under his command.
“That explains why sometimes we keep arresting and prosecuting these men and you keep wondering why our efforts are giving not instant relief.
“Mohammed Sani reports directly to yet another kidnapper that is on our wanted list, known as Yellow Jambrose.”