Suspected Kidnapper Nabbed With ₦1.6M Ransom In Yobe Arrest


A member of a notorious kidnapping syndicate, Usmanu Garba, was arrested while on the way to spend his share of N1.6m ransom in Yobe State.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, who disclosed this in a statement said the gang kidnapped a resident in Babaram Muktum, a Fulani settlement in Gujba LGA and collected a ransom of N1.6 million from him.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Ahmed, has directed personnel to intensify efforts to hunt down and arrest criminal elements in their enclaves as the command recorded another significant success in dislodging a kidnapping syndicate,” the statement read.
“On July 5, 2024, at about 1300hrs, detectives from the State Intelligent Department (SID) arrested Usmanu Garba, 30, of Katarko Village, Gujba LGA, while on his way to spend his share of the proceeds of a kidnapping operation.
“The suspect is a member of a gang specialized in armed robbery, kidnapping, and cattle rustling in Gujba and neighbouring towns
“The gang was responsible for the recent kidnapping incident which occurred in Babaram Muktum, a Fulani settlement in Gujba LGA, where the gang kidnapped a resident and collected a ransom of N1.6 million
“They also robbed the victim’s father of his Techno phone before releasing the victim. Other syndicate members are on the run, and the command is intensifying efforts to apprehend them.
“The suspect further confessed to the crime and is cooperating with detectives as the investigation deepens
“The Commissioner of Police urges members of the public to be vigilant and report suspicious movements, activities, and events. He also advises the public to be discreet with their personal affairs and not to disclose or exhibit earnings in public
“The command assures that no crime will go unpunished if reported. Always report any suspicious activities to the nearest authorities.”
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