Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by personnel of the Yobe State Police Command in the Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, made this known in a statement he made available to journalists in Damaturu, the state capital.
The police image maker identified the two kidnap suspects as Adamu Manu, aged 25 and Musa Alh. Tahiru, aged 28.
He noted that the two suspects have been terrorising the residents of Banbangida and some parts of Dapchi, in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State.
According to the spokesperson, the kidnap suspects were apprehended after receiving several kidnapping reports in the areas and the operatives successfully launched a manhunt on the syndicate.
Part of the statement read, “On 29th August, 2023 at about 1640hrs information was received indicating a kidnapping incident where a gang of seven (7) with AK-47 rifle and other deadly weapons invaded a hamlet at Mongono village via Tarmuwa LGA and kidnapped two persons.
“The kidnappers later demanded a ransom of Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000.00) of which the victims could not afford and after three weeks in captivity, the victims escaped from their abductors.
“In the same vein, on 29th August, 2023 at about 1500hrs, the culprits, a gang of four besieged one of their previous victims and seriously injured him in the process, forcefully carted away his valuables and the sum of Four Thousand Naira (N4,000.00).
“The victim was later rescued and taken to the hospital for medical treatment, and is now recuperating.”
The command noted that during the investigation, the arrested culprits have confessed to the commission of the alleged crimes.
It added that police operatives were on the trail of other members of the syndicate.