Police arrest teenagers who stage-managed abduction of three-year-old in Yobe

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Damaturu.
Police arrest teenagers who stage-managed abduction of three-year-old in Yobe
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Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have arrested two principal suspects, aged 12 and 14 for kidnapping a three-year-old boy in Potiskum, Yobe State.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Damaturu.

Abdulkarim said, “The victim, aged three, was kidnapped and later released by his assailants after they collected N50,000 ransom.

“The police apprehended two principal suspects. The first one is 14-years-old while the second suspect is aged 12. The third suspect is on the run.”

The PRO also said the police have begun an investigation into the matter and efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing suspect.

The state Commissioner of Police, Yahaya Abubakar, has urged members of the public to report all criminal activities and cooperate with security agencies at all times.

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