Suspected Kidnappers and Armed Robbers
Today, 32 alleged kidnappers and four suspected armed robbers have been paraded by the Adamawa State police command.
Nine AK 47 rifles, 664 ammunition rounds and nine assorted vehicle brands were also recovered by the order.
During the parade, Adamawa State Police Commissioner Olugbenga Adeyanju said in a press conference that the suspects were arrested at different places in the state.
He reported that one of the suspects, Hamidu Umaru (37) and others, had abducted an 11-year-old boy in Sangere FUTY, Girei Local Government, in September 2020.
“Sometimes in the month of September 2020, the first suspect along with others now at large kidnapped an 11-year-old boy and several others at Sangere Duty, Gireai LGA. The command swung into action and luckily apprehended the chief executor of the crime in Mubi. The investigation conducted led to the recovery of eight vehicles. All the vehicles were bought with the ransom received from victims of kidnappings.
The Police Commissioner also noted that three of the alleged abductors, namely Yusuf Musa (35), Sale Kade Adamu (30), Modi Luka (33), were involved in kidnapping operations in the Adamawa and Taraba States.
"The suspects in various places kidnapped several people, demanded and collected N30m ransom. Among those kidnapped are; Maryam Modibbo Ali, Ibrahim Modibbo Ali, Alh. Musa Usman and Dr Mamuda all residents of Nguroje and Maisamari villages in Taraba State and one Usman Ardo a resident of Mayo-Belwa. Investigation condition not only led to their arrest but equally recovered five AK 47 rifles in their possession,” he said.
The Commissioner also noted that 32 of the suspects were arrested for allegedly committing armed robbery and kidnapping.
“The suspects on several occassions kidnapped, demanded and collected ransom of N10m from their innocent victims who are John Simon, Alhaji Manu Guga, Alh. Musa Rabi’u, Tukur Alh. Musa, Dahiru Abdu of various addresses. Operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit in collaboration with professional hunters apprehended these suspects from their hideouts. In the course of investigation, four AK47 rifles and one locally made pistol were recovered,” the commissioner said.
Meanwhile, seven vigilante operatives and local hunters have also been honoured by the commissioner for their contributions to the war against crime and crime in the state.
The commissioner noted that the award and appreciation followed the sacrifices offered by the men to enhance security in the region by adding such a gesture to other local crime fighters as a morale booster.