The Adamawa State Police Command’s anti-kidnapping team has detained four “high-profile” suspects accused of attacking a police station in the state and kidnapping a mother and her daughter.
The four are claimed to have admitted to kidnapping Hawwa Umaru and her daughter, who live in Ngurore, a hamlet near the Yola-Numan highway’s Yola South stretch, where the accused also stormed the police station.
Last weekend, the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ngurore was attacked, and Hawwa Umaru, a widow, and her daughter were kidnapped in what was thought to be a single continuous operation carried out by the same group of attackers.
According to a statement published by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, the suspects were arrested on Thursday “after the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Barde.”
“The arrest of one Buba Ibrahim a.k.a Babangida, Male, 20 years, and a native of Wuro Bilal village, Ngurore District, began with the arrest of one Buba Ibrahim a.k.a Babangida, Male, 20 years, and a native of Wuro Bilal village, Ngurore District,” the statement added.
“Some expert hunters assisted the police in apprehending three additional members of the group,” the police said.
Tumba Alhaji Dan Bappa, 25, a native of Ibbare district, Yola South LGA, Buba Alhaji Abdu, a resident of Ibbare, Ngurore District, and Abdullahi Lawal, a resident of Lau local government area of Taraba State, were the three other apprehended suspects, according to the police.
The four people now in police custody are part of a seven-man gang that is causing problems in the state, according to the police.