Muhammad Akazakwai, a kidnap kingpin said to have masterminded the
recent attack on the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Emmanuel
Akabe has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State
The suspect was arrested at his mother’s residence in Kano where he
was being treated for gunshot wounds, days after the attack in which 3
policemen and a civilian were shot dead. A source who confirmed
the arrest of Akazakwai, told Punch that 50 AK-47 rifles were recovered
“We have arrested him and his mother along with one Mallam.”
The source added, “While interrogating him, we recovered 50 A-47 rifles, which he claimed he inherited from his father.
“We also recovered hundreds of GSM sim cards and other valuables from him.”
It was further learnt that the kidnap kingpin has already confessed
to the crime. He also reportedly told the security operatives that two
of his men were in the bush with the seven AK-47 rifles they snatched
from the slain police officers.
The source added, “Akazakwai is one of the dreaded kidnap kingpins terrorising North-Central.
“We nabbed him with 50 AK-47 rifles.”