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Police arrest six suspected kidnappers in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has nabbed six suspected kidnappers.

The six are charged with kidnapping a 9-year-old boy, Mustapha Ibrahim, and demanding N5 million ransom.

The incident occured in Mubi-South Local Government Area.

The suspects: Abubakar Mohammed, Auwal Usman, Mohammed Abubakar, Umar Mohammed, Abdulhameed Musa and Muhammad Nasir, are residents of Maiha Road and Kaba Ward respectively in Mubi-South and Mubi North local government area.

A statement released Monday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the suspects were arrested following a complaint received from the father of the victim last Thursday, October 19.

According to the statement, the boy was abducted by the suspects who went to the house around 1800hrs with pretence of buying Zobo juice and thereby lured the boy out and took him away.

“The state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, While expressing happiness, Commended DPO Mubi South and his men for rescuing an innocent child and denying the criminals the opportunity of escaping arrest,” the Police stated, adding that the CP had assured of diligent prosecution of the suspects.