The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday, added that they were arrested in Sabon Wuse in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger .
He named the suspects to include Ibrahim Umar, gang leader, Isiaka Mohammed and Hassan Usman, Mubarak Adamu, Yisuf Sani, Musa Usman, Yakabu Wakili, Abdullahi Abdulkarim among others.
He said that the arrest followed coordinated operations by the Special Tactical Squad operating in the area.
The spokesman said that the gang leader, Umar, confessed to having killed 10 persons during their operations.
He said further that Umar also confessed that they killed those who cannot pay ransom and drink their blood.
Moshood who said that the suspects were arrested during the yuletide, said it was a huge success for the Nigeria police and Nigerians in general.
He said that the suspects have all confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation,” he said.
He said that the force has evolved new security arrangement to fight and prevent crimes in the country in the new year.