Alhaji Goma Sama’ila, a notorious bandits’ leader, who was arrested by the Nigerian military in Kaduna State, has confessed about his operations.
The 47-year-old, who was arrested last Friday, was said to have been responsible for several abductions in Kaduna, and cattle rustling in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and other North-west states.
During interrogation, the suspect claimed that he had only realized N4.4 million from kidnapping.
He pleaded for mercy and forgiveness, saying he will not return to kidnapping.
“I am pleading for mercy and forgiveness; I will never commit such offence again,” he said.
On the operations he was involved in, he said:
“The first person we kidnapped is Abdul; they paid a ransom of N200,000; on Alhaji Umaru, we collected N500,000, Another person is Alhaji Birau; they paid the total sum of N3 million and the other person is Alhaji Ibrahim who paid N700,000.”
Sama’ila also disclosed the identities of some of the gang members.
“In Ragachucku axis, there are Yusuf, Sale, Gomi, Nasiru, Tukur, Banki, Magaji. Then in Kirama axis, there are Musa, Kadi, Oria, Ibrahim, Bala, Rebo, Gaia, Malan, Osama, Babangida, Abubakar and Sule. I can’t remember the name of the other one who left us to join Babangida, Suleiman and Sule.”
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