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Police Command in Plateau arrests kidnappers, robbers

By Christiana Gokyo, Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has paraded 3 kidnappers, 6 robbers and other 2 suspected to be kidnappers.

The state’s Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin I. Agbonlahor, told newsmen in Jos on Tuesday that the 3 suspected kidnappers – Abba Sa’eed, Kabiru Sabitu and Abdullahi Kabiru – were arrested, while rescuing a 6 years’ old boy, Aliyu Aminu, who was kidnapped by them on the 23/10/2018, at about 23:30hrs.

He said the kidnappers demanded a ransom of twelve million naira (N12,000,000) to secure the victim’s release, and have confessed to the commission of the crime and will be charged to court.

The Commissioner further explained that, 115 bristled cows were recovered, following information from Mallam Abdullahi Yusuf of Jos South local government area. The 115 cows, which were hustled by five armed men, belong to Ibrahim Suleiman aged 33yrs old of Sabo Gida-Karnar.

Other 2 suspects arrested came to the house of one Umaru Ardo of Kampani Zurak village of Wase local government area, reported to the Police on the 16/11/2018, that armed men numbering about 4 came to his house and abducted his wife and daughter, namely, Adamu Umaru, 56, and Rabiat Umaru, 16, both of the same address.

He said the suspects were tracked in Komboloro Bush and rescued the victims unhurt without payment of any ransom. The suspects’ names were given as Mohammed Sanni Umar, 20, and Ibrahim Alhaji Ardo Boderi, 22 years old.

According to him, the 6 suspects were arrested of robbery, including Daniel Amadu, David Michael, Aron Kassin, Agan Christopher, Emmanuel Gabriel, and James Adamu Samuel, all of various addresses.

Items recovered from the suspects include 7 handsets of different make, a wallet belonging to a retired Maj-General constraining, a Visa Card, Driving Licence, First Bank ATM Card, passport photographs and complimentary cards. He assured that investigation is on to arrest more members of the gang.

The Commissioner called on members of the public to be more security conscious and report any suspicious movement(s) around them to the Police, and urged vehicle owners to apply minimum security on their vehicles with the aid of pedal and steering locks in addition to the tracking devices that some may have.

He urged political parties and politicians to play politics by the rules of the game, with assurance that adequate security will be provided at all campaign venues, while urging them to eschew violence before, during and after the forthcoming elections and cautioned parents/guardians to monitor activities of their children and wards.

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