25-year-old Ibrahim Umar, the leader of a gang of suspected kidnappers, has reportedly confessed to drinking the blood of his victims who cannot afford the ransom.
The suspect, who was paraded by the police alongside 15 members of his gang, boasted that he has killed over 10 of his victims and drank their blood raw. He also confessed to collecting ransom from families of some victims he has already killed but did not disclose his reasons for drinking their blood.
He went further to reveal how he went about hunting and killing soldiers just to get their uniforms and guns to go for operations when he needed to. The suspect said he has been in the business for over two years and made millions of naira before he was eventually nabbed.
He was arrested with three of his gang members in the forest along the Abuja-Kaduna and Abuja-Suleja-Minna highway by men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity.
Parading the suspects, Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, gave the names of other suspects as Mohammadu a.k.a Babawuro 27, Musa 25 and Abdullahi Abubakar, who is 28 years old.
Jimoh, who said the gang is the most vicious and notorious syndicate of the kidnap-for-ransom gang arrested by the police in the recent time, noted: “The gang, was defeated and its members were captured after an intense gun battle that lasted more than five hours between the suspects and the police.”
He said the police team busted the gang and arrested Ibrahim and three other suspects including their gang leader, who is a trained armourer and the hit man of the gang.
“The gang leader Ibrahim a.k.a Oro, confessed to having killed personally more than 10 people, including those that he killed and still collected ransom money from their families.
“He also confessed to sucking the blood of most of the victims after killing them. He was identified by some of the victims rescued from their captivity by the police in the forest during the gun battle,“ Moshood added.