Four suspected kidnappers have been arrested by Adamawa State Police Command on Wednesday with several items, including letters of threat to their targets.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed the arrest, noting that a tip-off from ”good Samaritan” led to the success of the arrest. He said they have also recovered three single barrel guns, handset, SIM cards and the threat letters and a sum of N86,000.
The good Samaritan alleged that they were threatened by the suspects to pay one million naira each or risk being kidnapped.
“On the 9/4/2021 and 11/4/2021, the operatives of the command attached to Gombi Division, received complaint from good Samaritans, residents of Wuro Garba and Lugga villages of Hong Local government area, that they received separate letters threatening them to pay a million naira each or risk being kidnapped,” DSP Nguroje said.
Explaining further, he said, “Investigation led to the arrest of Adoneja Dauda, 30 years, a resident of Hubbare village, Maiha local government as a prime suspect that sent threatening letters to extort the innocents.
“Prior to his arrest, the suspect, extorted the sum of N150,000 from one Alhaji Dauda Hazzan, a resident of Barkaji village, Hong local government with intimidation to kidnap him.
“Similarly, the command recorded another success by apprehending Musa Saidu 26 years, Manu Hussein 25 years and Hammadu Bello 22years. All residents of Garwayel village, Hong, Hong local government.
“The suspects sometimes in the month of March, 2021 kidnapped Alhaji Yahaya Buba, Alhaji Sure and Alhaji Muhammed Bello all of Konto village, Gombi local government.”
While assuring that the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigations are completed, Nguroge added that the command has deepened its intelligence surveillance to strengthen security in the state.