- The Adamawa State Police Command confirmed that the suspects were apprehended on Friday, September 29
- The suspects were chased to their hideouts following the kidnapping of Koire Alhaji Ruwa and the demanding N10 million ransom.
In Adamawa State, seven persons have been detained on suspicion of kidnapping.
The seven are alleged to have been terrorising regions in the villages of Girei, Tambo, and Borong in the local governments of Girei and Demsa.
The suspects were taken into custody on Friday, September 29, according to a news statement issued on Saturday by the Adamawa State Police Command, which made the arrest.
“Further to the Command’s renewed commitment to checkmating crimes and criminality in the State, on the 29/9/2023, the Command operatives attached to Girei Divisional Police Headquarters, in collaboration with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, disconnected the suspects,” the police stated.
The release, signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, identified the suspects as Kabiru Muhammed, 42 years old; Ibrahim Audu, 17 years; Hassan Usman, 40 years, Musa Sani, 22 years; Bello Ibrahim, 35 years; Abdullahi Saidu, 17 years; and Muhammed Abdu, 40 years.
They are all residents of Tambo, Girei LGA.
“The suspects were trailed to their hideouts after the kidnap of one Koire Alhaji Ruwa of the same address and N10 million ransom demanded.
“Interestingly, when the coordinator of the organised crime was apprehended, he immediately confessed, thereby giving instructions to his collaborators to unconditionally released the kidnapped victim to prevent him from the consequences of the crime he committed. There and then, the victim was released unhurt,” the police explained.