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How Police Apprehend Alleged Mastermind Behind Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack


Afor Kenneth 

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has apprehended Ibrahim Abdullahi, also known as Mande, the suspected mastermind behind the Abuja-Kaduna train attack that occurred in March 2022.

At a news conference in Kaduna, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced that the suspect was captured at the Abuja-Kaduna Road flyover by Rido Junction.

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Adejobi stated that Mande confessed to leading a kidnap syndicate that has been terrorizing the Kaduna-Abuja highway. He revealed that the suspect was involved in various kidnapping incidents, including the abduction at Green Field University, and had a hand in nearly all the kidnappings along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

The Force PRO also revealed that police operatives apprehended another notorious kidnap gang leader responsible for orchestrating the September 2023 attack on the Saint Raphael Catholic Church at Fadan Kamantan, resulting in the destruction of the church and the tragic loss of a seminarian’s life.

“Regrettably, the suspects had already set ablaze the priest’s residence before the arrival of the authorities. Despite the valiant efforts of operatives, one seminarian Stephen Naaman tragically lost his life in the inferno, and property worth millions of Naira, including a Honda vehicle and a motorcycle, were consumed by the fire,” he said.

“However, due to diligence and tireless pursuit of the issue by the police, on the 22nd of March, 2024 one Yakubu Saidu, the mastermind and leader of the notorious kidnapping gang, was apprehended and he confessed to his involvement in the heinous crime”.


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