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Adamawa police arrest two wanted suspected kidnappers


The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended two individuals believed to be long-standing members of its wanted list for alleged involvement in kidnapping.

The arrest carried out on Sunday, March 10, was a collaborative effort between the command’s operatives and local hunters.

According to a statement by SP Suleiman Nguroje, the State Police Public Relations Officer, the breakthrough came after receiving information about the suspects’ hideout in Ngurore, a town located in the Yola South Local Government Area.

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The arrested individuals were identified as Ahmed Muhammad, 37 years old, hailing from the Song Local Government Area, and Muhammed Haruna, 25 years old, a resident of Jambutu in the Yola North Local Government Area.

“The suspects were arrested for allegedly kidnapping Saddam Ahmadu of Belel in Maiha Local Government and Buba Adamu of Shani Local Government Area, Borno State, and collecting the total sum of N4,700,000 ransom from the relatives of the victims,” Nguroje disclosed.

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Remarkably, the police spokesman mentioned the recovery of a significant piece of evidence from the suspects: “Interestingly, One AK-47 Assault rifle with 25 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.”

Commending the success of the operation, Commissioner of Police CP Dankombo Morris expressed satisfaction and gave credit to the Commander Crack Squad and the local hunters for their effective community policing strategy.

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He urged them to maintain the momentum in ensuring the safety and security of the community.