Twenty-six suspected kidnappers specialized in terrorizing the people of Adamawa State have been arrested by the Police Command in the state.
This was confirmed by the spokesman of the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, while parading the suspects on Friday in Yola, the state capital.
Nguroje identified the suspects as members of a notorious gang terrorizing people in Gombi, Maiha and Fufore Local Government Areas of the state.
Those arrested included a minor (name withheld) who claimed to be a student of a Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Maiha.
“I am their informant, I used to feed them with information of what is happening in the town. I also supplied items food to them like bread and tomato, among others. They pay me N50, 000 on monthly basis,” the suspect said.
They were arrested by the Police in collaboration with local hunters.
“The police in collaboration with hunters arrested 26 members of a kidnapping syndicate. Among the suspects is a minor (name with held) who was arrested at Wuro Ladde village in Maiha. He specialised in providing information and supply food to the gang,” Nguroje said.
The Police spokesperson added that a four-man car snatching syndicate who specialized in car theft at Jimeta modern market, were also busted and three vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
He said the suspects will be charged to court after investigation is concluded into the case.