The Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday arrested Lawal Mohammed (aka Buba) a major financier and armourer of the dreaded Basalube kidnap gang in Kogi state.
The notorious gangster was arrested by a joint team of the service and the military on March 23, at Japama in Obajana Local Government Area of the state.
DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo disclosed this in a press statement he made available to a select media houses in Abuja.
Other members arrested in the operation are Mohammed Tukur and Abubakar Ibrahim.
Tukur was said to be the Chief surveillance officer of the gang, coordinating the gang’s movement across the various states of Rivers, Edo, Delta, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kogi and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
Items recovered are three (3) GSM phones and twenty-five (25) bottles of psychotropic inducers.
Also, on the same date, at lower Afesere, Ughelli North LGA, Delta State, Ali Abubakar, a notorious kidnapper and top ranking member of the same Basulube gang was also arrested.
He was arrested along with Abubakareem Idrisa, Bashir Uban Dawaki Tsoho, Sanusi Abubakar, Nuhu Muhammad and Abubakar Abdulhameed as he was perfecting plans to carry out kidnap operations in Obajana, Kogi State.