The Department of State Services DSS in Kano State said it has arrested a kidnap kingpin said to have masterminded the recent attack on the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Emmanuel Akabe.
Report said Three policemen and a civilian were shot dead during the attack.
We also gathered that Muhammad Akazakwai was arrested at his mother’s residence in Kano where he was being treated for gunshot wounds.
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent, “We have arrested him and his mother along with one Mallam.”
“While interrogating him, we recovered 50 A-47 rifles, which he claimed he inherited from his father.
“We also recovered hundreds of GSM sim cards and other valuables from him.”
Akazakwai told the DSS that two of his men were in the bush with the seven AK-47 rifles they snatched from the slain police officers.
He also revealed that “Akazakwai is one of the dreaded kidnap kingpins terrorizing North-Central nabbed with 50 AK-47 rifles.”(Punch)