An alleged kidnapper, identified as 40-year-old Bello Abdul and notoriously known as Yellow, has confessed to killing over ten persons and abducting more than 50 on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
He confessed to these crimes after an interrogation by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). His gang, according to reports, was responsible for over 150 kidnappings and several murders along the Kajuru Expressway and the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Yellow was reportedly arrested in his hideout in Niger State by IRT detectives, who had been hot on his trail following reports of operating an armed robbery, cattle rustling and kidnapping syndicate that controlled abduction of high profiled persons in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
While making his confession, the suspect said: “I am married with five children. I was in Niger State. I was in Kajuru before but I moved to Niger Republic in Iyamadamakwa. I live in Kara
“Since I relocated to the village, I have been calm. I was into armed robbery and kidnapping. I have kidnapped about 50 times. I have collected N3m like six times. I have collected N10m, N17m, and N19m from different places.
“I operate along Abuja-Kaduna road. I use small boys and those from my village in Maidaro. My boys are in Katsina and Zamfara. They are in nine places.
“I used AK47 rifles and I bought them N50,000 each from one Yaro Alhaji at Kajori. I buy like a container of ammunition. A single ammunition is N1,000.
“I have killed like 10 people. I killed one because the family insulted me on phone when I called them. Others were killed because their families did not pay ransom. I have rustled about 200 cows."
The police, according to reports, would hand him over to the crime court after further investigations and interrogations that would help nab other members of the kidnap ring in the northern region of Nigeria. In the year 2019, over 150 persons have been kidnapped on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.