Police arrest killers of ex-Zamfara governorship aspirant, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu

Operatives of the Power Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Group (FIB-IRT) have arrested the killers of

Operatives of the Power Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Group (FIB-IRT) have arrested the killers of former Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu. 

 

Hamidu, who was the proprietor of FAMAKS British Colleges in Abuja and Kaduna, was killed when armed bandits opened fireplace on vacationers close to Rijana alongside Kaduna-Abuja Freeway round 4pm on Sunday, November 21, 2021. 

 

Power Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the event in an announcement on Friday Could 13, stated the suspects, Sani Usman and Mohammed Tijjani, had been a part of the bandit syndicate that carried out the assault on travellers throughout which they gruesomely murdered Hamidu. 

 

“Operatives of the Power Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Group (FIB-IRT) have recorded large successes in opposition to brokers and collaborators of violent crimes within the nation with the arrest of 23 suspects of violent crimes corresponding to culpable murder, armed theft, kidnapping, arms trafficking, possession of prohibited firearms, rape, amongst others, together with the killers of ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant and proprietor of Famak British Colleges, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, at Rijana,” the spokesperson acknowledged. 

 

“The FIB-IRT additionally recovered a complete of 52 firearms together with 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher, 1 Basic Goal Machine Gun (GPMG), 36 AK47 Rifles, 2 English shotguns, 5 locally-made shotguns, 5 locally-made computerized pistols, 4 pump motion shotguns, two thousand and forty-five (2,045) rounds of stay ammunition of various calibres, one DAF Truck loaded with 45,000 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS), 2 Motor Autos, 3 Cell Telephones, Two machetes, and 5 tear gasoline cannisters from the suspects throughout follow-up investigations

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“In one of many circumstances, the duo of Sani Usman aged 22 years, and Mohammed Tijjani aged 23 years, each from Pai Konkore, Gwagwalada, within the Federal Capital Territory had been apprehended in reference to a case of kidnapping and armed theft alongside the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

 

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had been a part of the bandit syndicate which carried out the assault on travellers at Rijana, alongside the Kaduna – Abuja expressway on Sunday, November 21, 2021 during which they gruesomely murdered an ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant and proprietor of Famak British Colleges, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, and kidnapped a nursing mom leaving her child behind in a close-by bush.

 

“Equally, two suspects, one Badong Audu aged 48 years previous of Namu Village in Plateau State, and one Chimezie Okolie aged 44 years previous, of Ekwusigo in Anambra State, each males, had been arrested following credible intelligence of an impending arms motion from Jos, via Nasarawa state, to the Japanese a part of the nation.

 

“The FIB-IRT Operatives swung into motion and apprehended Badong Audu on twenty sixth April, 2022 at Namu Village with 2 AK47 Rifles and 51 rounds of stay ammunition hid in a bag of beans. Investigations led to the arrest of the receiver, Chimezie Okolie, at Nasarawa State, the place he was ready to take supply of the arms and ammunition.

 

“The gallant operatives of the FIB-IRT, performing on a tip off {that a} DAF Truck carrying 45,000 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS), had been hijacked at Saminaka Village, Niger State at gun level and the occupants kidnapped, equally mobilized and intercepted the hoodlums at Lambata Space of Niger State, the place the truck was recovered and 4 suspects had been arrested. The operatives, with the help of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ Affiliation Suleja Depot, had been in a position to get better the PMS which had been discharged by the suspects.

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“The Inspector Basic of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, whereas commending the FIB-IRT operatives for the successes recorded, assured of the Power’s dedication to dutifully following up on established circumstances, conclusively investigating such with a bid to carry all individuals discovered desirous to justice.” 

 

All of the suspects shall be arraigned in courtroom on completion of investigations, the spokesperson added. 

 

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