The Nigerian Police Force has arrested 16 suspected kidnappers, and human organ harvesters in Kogi State.
The suspects whose ages range from 16 to 45 at Ankpa in Kogi, who specializes in killing innocent people and harvesting their vital organs.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, who announced the arrest on Friday in Abuja, named the suspects as Yakubu Hamidu (gang leader), Abdullahi Ibrahim, Shaibu Adamu and Ubile Attah.
The others are Julius Hassan, Shehu Haliru, Abdullahi Tijjani, Sale Adama, Musa Abdullahi, Yakubu Yahaya, Adama Shagari, Isaac Alfa, Baba Isah, Idoko Benjamin, Akwu Audu and Abdullahi Zakari.
He said one of the suspects, Ubile Attah masterminded the kidnap and murder of a Police Inspector, Abdul Alfa on Nov. 28, 2017 and snatched his rifle.
“Yakubu Hamidu, Gang Leader (Vigilante Commander of Ankpa), a native of Ankpa and the vigilante leader in the community along with his vigilante guards are the hit-men responsible for the killings of several victims and removing their organs and sell them to personalities within and outside the State for rituals,” Moshood said.
Moshood added that Shaibu Adamu a.k.a AYE MARINA, without known profession or any known means of livelihood, was suspected also to have built and own mansions and four filling stations in Ankpa, and another four at Onyangede in Benue State, with the proceeds of the crime.
“The suspects further confessed to the killings and removal of body parts of the following victims James, Christopher, Mohammed, Small Case (Real name unknwon), Omu and Inspector Abdul Alfa,” he added.