Mohammed Sani, leader of a notorious kidnapping gang, who has been on police wanted list, has admitted killing over 50 of his victims because they could not afford to pay ransom.
The 30-year-old suspect made the shocking revelation on Wednesday, when he was paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, alongside 46 other criminals at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters in Abuja.
Wearing a fake military uniform, Sani said he worked for one Yellow Jambros, who gave him guns and military uniforms for operations, adding that he carried out his operations mainly in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara States.
The suspect said he was a sector commander in their kidnapping ring, and has over 120 men under his command.
Sani, who disclosed that he has lost count of how many kidnap operations he had carried out, said any of their victims that paid ransom was allowed to go, but those who could not pay were killed.
Briefing journalists, Mba stated that Sani was nabbed by men of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), and has been on their wanted list for a while.
“His area of specialty is kidnapping for ransom and banditry. Occasionally he veers into cattle rustling. He belongs to an organised kidnapping gang that has gone ahead to sectorise their operations,” Mba said.
“Mohammed Sani is a sector commander within the larger kidnapping and banditry enterprise. He has over 100 men directly under his command. Sani reports to another big kidnapper that is on our wanted list known as Yellow Jambros,” Mba added.