BY USMAN MUHAMMED, OCTOBER 15, 2021 | 06:08 PM
Abductors of a mother and child last week in Adamawa State have been apprehended, police in the state says.
They were nabbed in collaboration with a local hunter, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Njoroge, spokesman of the Adamawa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, said on Thursday.
YERWA EXPRESS NEWS has reported how the abductees, Hauwa Umaru and her child were rescued by the special squad deployed under the directive of CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, the commissioner of police on Tuesday.
In a statement, Njoroge said the suspects apprehended are 20-year-old Buba Ibrahim, a native of Wuro Bilal village of the state, Abdullahi Lawal, resident of Lau Local Government of Taraba State, 25-year-old Tumba Alhaji Dan Bappa and Buba Alhaji Abdu, both natives of Ibbare District, Yola South Local Government.
According to Njorore, Buba Ibrahim who is the gang leader of criminal group was the one who admitted that they are the abductors of Hauwa and her child during an interrogation.
‘Operatives of the anti- kidnapping unit of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested four (4) notorious and high-profile kidnapping suspects who confessed during police investigations to have abducted a Ngurore widow, Hauwa Umaru and her daughter and eventually attacked Divisional Police headquarters, Ngurore in Yola South Local Government Area.
‘The arrest of the suspects followed the order of the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, psc (+), and unrelenting effort by the police towards ensuring perpetrators of the dastardly act are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
‘The breakthrough that led to the arrest of the suspects began with the arrest of one Buba Ibrahim a.k.a Babangida ‘m’ 20yrs, native of Wuro Bilal village, Ngurore District, Yola South LGA. He is one of the principal suspects in the kidnap operation. The confession of the suspect revealed how they abducted Hauwa Umaru, her daughter, one Alhaji Bahago of Ibbare and their attack on Ngurore police station on the 8th and 9th October,2021. The police were assisted by some professional Hunters who apprehended (3) other members of the gang: -
‘Tumba Alhaji Dan Bappa, 25years and native of Ibbare district,Yola south LGA.Buba Alhaji Abdu, a resident of Ibbare, Ngurore District and Abdullahi Lawal, a resident of Lau local government area,Taraba state out of the 7th man syndicate,’ Njoroge said.
‘The commissioner of police has assured that the command is committed to working with law abiding citizens to secure the state and reduce crime to the barest minimum.
‘All the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations. Items recovered from the suspect including one AK-47 Rifle with Sixteen rounds of lives ammunitions,’ he added.
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05 August 2022