The spokesperson of the Taraba State Police Command, Abdullahi Usman, has confirmed the abduction of the District Head of Alingora community in Ardo-Kola local government council of the state.
The monarch, whose name was given as Jauro Alingora, was said to have been kidnapped alongside six members of the community on October 1, 2023.
Usman said the district head was kidnapped yesterday with six other people and added that the Command is on top of the situation, and have put measures in place towards rescuing the monarch and those kidnapped alongside him.
He called on persons with genuine information to reach out to the police and other sister security agencies with such information.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa State Police Command on Monday dislodged a criminal network terrorising Gurin, Muninga, Wuro Kesum, Parda and Boggel Districts of Gurin in Fufore local government areas in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, in a statement, explained that the operation was executed by operatives attached to the Gurin Division in a joint operation in conjunction with hunters.
According to the statement, “The outcome of this successful follow-up on Collaborative Community Policing/ Rescue Operations strategy adopted by the command to checkmate cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others, has yielded the desired result. The operation led to the interception of three kidnappers.”
The statement further explained that the suspected kidnappers upon sighting the security personnel, engaged them in a gun duel, saying that as a result, one of them was neutralized while others escaped with bullet wounds.
The statement said two of the victims, Muhammed Maikano and Abubakar Maikano were rescued, adding that one AK-47 rifle, 25 rounds of ammunition, amongst others were recovered.
CP Afolabi Babatola expressed delight with the DPO Gurin, his men and hunters for the gallant performance displayed and directed them to give serious chase to those on the run in order to bring them to book.
He called on the populace to always inform the police of the whereabouts of criminals and their hideouts, especially those on the run with bullet wounds if seen, saying that the police would not hesitate to ensure their arrest and prosecution.
The police boss assured the government and people of Adamawa State of the Command’s continued effort to dislodge all criminal hideouts and black spots in the state.