Police nab wanted kidnap kingpin Buhari Muhammad, 5 others in Abuja hotel

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The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrested suspected notorious kidnappers – Buhari Muhammad and five other members of the syndicate in Abuja.


The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said the suspects were arrested at a hotel in Bassa village in the nation’s capital.

According to Adeh in a statement, the five other suspects including a wanted kidnapping kingpin, Muhammad Sabiu, Isah Abdullahi, Hamzat Musa, Fatima Abdullahi, and Zuliat Yusuf were also arrested.


She said the notorious kidnapping syndicate was responsible for the abduction of Joshua Eze, the husband of Blessing Eze, who suffered a bullet injury in the process of her husband’s abduction.

Joshua was kidnapped on January 27, 2024, but was rescued unhurt by the police operatives of the command after 24 hours

The PPRO confirmed that the arrest was made by the command’s operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, dedicated to the fight against criminality in the territory.

According to her, one AK-47 rifle, 10 mobile phones, a cash sum of N345,000, and other valuables were recovered from the suspects.