The Department of State Security (DSS) has arrested the mastermind of the recent attack on Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe.
Naija News recalls that gunmen had last week Tuesday attacked the convoy of Akabe killing three policemen and a driver.
The deputy governor was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the gunmen who were operating a few kilometres away from Akwanga in Nasarawa at about 6 pm.
The mastermind of the attack, Muhammad Sani Akazakwai, was arrested at his mother’s residence in Kano while treating the wounds he apparently sustained during a gun battle with the police.
“We have arrested him and his mother with another Mallam, who allegedly provides charms for him at Rijiyan Zaki Quarters of Kano while treating the wounds he might have sustained from a gun duel with the Police,” a source told Daily Post.
The source explained that Sani Akazakwai after attacking the Deputy Governor of Nassarwa State escaped to Kano for treatment of his wounds.
The source said, “While interrogating him, we recovered 50 Ak47 rifles, which he claimed were inherited from his father.
”We also recovered hundreds of GSM sim cards and other valuables from him.”
Akazakwai further confessed that two other of his henchmen were still in the bush with seven AK47 rifles that they snatched from the dead police officers.
“Akazakwai is one of the dreaded kidnapping Kingpins who have been terrorising North Central for quite a long time,” said the source.
“Muhammad Sani Akazakwai is a serious criminal, who has been on the wanted list of the security agency, what happened was a breakthrough for us.
“We nabbed him with 50 AK47 rifles one can imagine what he is doing with them,” the source added.