Three suspects arrested in Adamawa for threatening to kidnap residents if they fail to pay N10m ransom

Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects who allegedly threatened to kidnap three residents of the state if they fail to pay N10 million ransom. 

 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, May 6, said the suspects called their targets using different phone numbers to make their demands.

 

“The Command on the 29/4/2022 and 3/5/2022 received report from one Alhaji Ibrahim Bayo, Alhaji Abdulkarim Bayo and Alhaji Bala Hamman all residents of Mayo Belwa and Ganye local government areas that unknown subscribers using separate GSM numbers threatened to kidnap them if they didn’t pay the ransom of 10,000,000,” the statement read. 

 

The suspects are: Maigari Adamu,24, Usman Ali, 20, Awal Hammawa, 31, all residents of Tazaco ward and wuro chekke in Fufore and Yola South Local Government Areas. 

 

The State Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, while commending the gallantry performance of the OC SIB and Men of the Bureau, noted that the command Rescue me Apps Operation is a good initiative and will critically evaluate the pattern and trend of crimes in the state.

 

He assured of massive and well-plan deployment of both human and other operational assets of the Command to reinforce and consolidate on keeping Adamawa safe. 

 

“The Command is leveraging on the technological drive of policing by emphasizing on the Rescue me App as a means of reporting and responding operations aimed at preventing and detecting of crime,” the statement added. 

 

The CP assured the Government and good people of Adamawa that the Command shall continue to do all within its powers to guarantee a stable security order across the state especially now that people are preparing for the forthcoming political activities.

 

He called on the civil populace to work with the police and other security agencies in the joint tasks of safeguarding the state, especially in the area of providing useful, relevant and timely information.