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Police smash kidnap, robbery gang terrorising Kogi, Akure, Benue

Policemen from Force Headquarters have smashed a notorious robbery and kidnapping gang responsible for several kidnappings and robbery attacks on citizens of Kogi State as well as travellers plying federal highways in the state.

Leader of the gang, Zakari Yau, who is said to be greatly feared in the underworld, is believed to be the number one political thug in Kogi State, wanted for many of the politically-motivated killings not only in Kogi State, but in Benue State as well.

Vanguard gathered that Zakari Yau, who is 30 years old and has nine wives and 15 children, was nabbed at a location in an operation between Okene and Akure, Sunday morning.

Police sources told Vanguard that the Inspector-General of Police’s anti-kidnapping technical team, led by CSP Abba Kyari, who led the operation to arrest Zakari, recovered several AK-47 rifles, general purpose machine guns and rocket-propelled launchers from the gang.

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