The police have smashed an 11-man kidnap gang comprising nine men and two women operating from two motor parks in Kano.
The operatives also apprehended members of another gang terrorising residents of Gwagwalada, Kachia and its environs.
Parading the suspects in Abuja on Tuesday, the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, said two AK47 rifles, two pump action rifles and many other dangerous weapons were recovered from them.
A gang member, Bashiru Sule said, “I am a member of the kidnapping gang. My master taught me kidnapping work well. We operate in Kano and take our victims into the bush where our boss is waiting.
“I board the vehicle as a passenger and sometimes, I drive my vehicle. I load passengers in the park and I provide information to my kidnapping gang on the quality of people in the car.
“In our last job, we kidnapped three victims and took them to the bush. Our gangs are stationed along the highways in Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna.”
“During our first operation, they gave me N70,000 share. I got N40,000 in my second operation and N30,000 in my last deal,” the 25-year-old stated.
A member of the gang terrorizing the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Musa Ibrahim, 27, said his gang which operated with two AK47 rifles, had carried out kidnapping twice in Gwagwalada and also in Kachia.
Hafsat Adamu, who kept the guns, said the weapons were usually concealed in a box, which she delivered to one Babangida, her boyfriend.