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Adamawa: Six-Year-Old Boy Strangled To Death, Suspect Arrested

A six-year-old boy, Abdulhafiz Buba Aliyu, has been allegedly kidnapped and strangled to death by a 29-year-old man, Abubakar Kawu.

This was made known by the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, in a statement he made available to newsmen in Yola, the state capital.

Nguroje states that Kawu, a dry cleaner had on May 12, 2023, kidnapped his victim and demanded a ransom of N3.5 million from the boy’s father.

According to information made available to NIGERIACRIME, the deceased’s father, Muhammed Buba Aliyu, begged to pay N50,000, which was all he could afford.

Provoked by the request, the suspect strangled the boy to death.

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The statement said security operatives arrested the suspect a few days after and he confessed to killing the boy

The Police appealed to parents to always monitor their wards, vowing that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

In similar development, the Ekiti State Police Command has paraded suspected kidnappers terrorizing Iyemero, Oke Ako and some Kogi communities.

Briefing newsmen on the development, the State Police Commissioner, Dare Ogundare, said the arrest was effected in collaboration with the Kogi State Police Command.

He explained that one Abu Hassan and Abubakar Sodiq were identified by one of their victims to be notorious kidnappers along the axis.

The CP added that the kidnappers were responsible for the abduction of the brother of the late Joseph Ayebulu, a Civil Defense Officer, who was shot dead at the scene of the kidnap, sometime last year.

In another news, troops of the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji, a component of the military operating in Zamfara State, have, in their clearance operations, neutralized some armed bandits in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The troops on Thursday conducted intense operations where they engaged the bandits on fire-for-fire operations, pointing out that all bandits’ camps in Danbokolo, Malam Ila, Malam Sale, Kagara, Gangara, Fakai, and Manawa villages all under the Shinkafi council, were attacked.

According to a top military source, who pleaded anonymity, serious gun battles were exchanged with the armed bandits during the operations, and several of them were neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds to the mountains beside Fakai Village.

He further stated that sophisticated weapons and military camouflage were recovered from the bandits.

“The operation is ongoing until bandits are cleared from the state, several are already fleeing Zamfara State due to the intensity of the military operations and air bombardment around all identified bandits’ hideouts,” he said.

He also stated that during the operations, the troops recovered three AK-47 rifles, two magazines, two locally-made guns, and pairs of military camouflage uniforms. A motorcycle belonging to the terrorists was also burnt.

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