The Plateau State Police Command has paraded three kidnappers, six robbers and other two suspected to be kidnappers.
The Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin I. Agbonlahor told newsmen in Jos recently that the three suspected kidnappers, Abba Sa’eed, Kabiru Sabitu and Abdullahi Kabiru were arrested and rescued a six-year old boy, Aliyu Aminu who was kidnapped by them on the 23/10/2018 at about 2330hrs.
He said the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N12 million to secure the victim’s release and have confessed to the commissioner of the crime and would be charged to court.
The Commissioner further explained that, 115 bristled cows were recovered following the information from Mallam Abdullahi Yusuf of Jos South Local Government Area, the 115 cows belonging to Ibrahim Suleiman aged 33 years old of Sabo Gida-Karnar were hustled by five armed men.
Other two suspects arrested came to the house of one Umaru Ardo of Kampani Zurak village of Wase Local Government Area, reported to the Police on the 16/11/2018, that armed men numbering about four came to his house and abducted his wife and daughter namely, Adama Umaru, 56 years and Rabiat Umaru, aged 16 years both of the same address.
He said the suspects were tracked in Komboloro Bush and rescued the victims unhurt without payment of any ransom.
The suspects’ names were given as Mohammed Sanni Umar, 20 years old and Ibrahim Alhaji Ardo Boderi, 22 years old.
According to him, the six suspects were arrested of robbery, including Daniel Amadu, David Michael, Aron Kassin, Agan Christopher, Emmanuel Gabriel, James Adamu Samuel all of various addresses.
Items recovered from the suspects included seven handsets of different made, a wallet belonging to a retired Major General containing a Visa Card ,Driving Licence, First Bank ATM Card, Passport photographs and complimentary cards, assuring that investigation was on to arrest more members of the gang.
The Commissioner called on members of the public to be more security conscious and report any suspicious movement around them to the police, urging vehicle owners to apply maximum security on their vehicles with aid of pedal and steering locks in addition to the tracking devices that some may have.
He urged political parties and politicians to play politics by the rules of the game with assurance that adequate security would be provided at all campaign venues.
He also urged them to eschew violence before, during and after the forthcoming elections, cautioning parents/guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards.
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos