Wanted Abuja kidnap kingpin, Buhari Muhammad, others arrested


One Buhari Muhammad and five other members of a notorious kidnap syndicate have been arrested in Abuja, the police in the Federal Capital Territory have said.

The five other suspects include Muhammad Sabiu, Isah Abdullahi, Hamzat Musa, Fatima Abdullahi, and Zuliat Yusuf.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, the suspects were arrested in a hotel in Bassa village in the nation’s capital.

She said the notorious kidnapping syndicate was responsible for the abduction of Joshua Eze, the husband of Blessing Eze, who suffered a bullet injury in the process of her husband’s abduction.

Recall that Joshua was kidnapped on January 27, 2024, but was rescued unhurt by Police operatives of the command after 24 hours.

The PPRO confirmed that the arrest was made by the command’s operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, dedicated to the fight against criminality in the territory.

According to her, one AK-47 rifle, 10 mobile phones, a cash sum of N345,000, and other valuables were recovered from the suspects.