Police Arrest 5 Kidnapped Suspects In Yobe, Rescue Victim

Police Arrest 5 Kidnapped Suspects In Yobe, Rescue Victim

BY HASSAN JIRGI, Damaturu

Yobe State Police Command has confirmed the arrested five members of a
kidnapping syndicate in the state.

In a statement signed by ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Public Relations Officer which was made available to AljazirahNigerian, in Damaturu added that the arrest of the suspected kidnappers was in continuation of efforts by the command to ensure security and public safety through massive clamp down on hoodlums’ hideouts in Fika, Potiskum, Gujba and Gulani Local Government Areas of the State

Statement added that though four members of the same syndicate are still at large, efforts are ongoing to apprehend and bring them to justice.

“This development came after the Police rescued one Idi Isa, aged 56 years of
Karem Village in Fika LG who was kidnapped on the 31st of March, 2022.

“Consequently, on 17th April, 2022, at about 0600hrs, based on credible information, detectives from Fika Divisional Headquarters mobilized to a hideout of kidnappers at Nafada L.G.A., Gombe State where the suspects were trailed to an isolated house used in safe keeping kidnapped victims until ransom is paid.

“The suspects confessed to the crime in addition to other crimes committed”, the statement disclosed.

The state Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, has urged the people of the State to continue with their support and assist the police by providing timely and credible information in the fight against crime across the State.

” while reiterating the commitment of the Command to ensuring security and public safety,”


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