Two suspected kidnappers identified as Mohammed Aminu and Salisu Sa’idu have been arrested by men of the Gombe State Police Command while attempting to collect ransom from their victim’s family.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 20, said the suspects kidnapped one Jibrin Muhammad from Taraba State.
"Detectives attached to X-squad SCID Gombe, while acting on credible information intercepted one Mohammed Aminu of Tudun Wada quarters Gombe in the process of collecting ransom of three hundred thousand naira (N300,000) after the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) was paid into a Jaiz bank Account number bearing Mohammed Al’amin Muhammad," the statement read.
"In the course of investigation the suspect revealed that he and one Saidu Salisu alias Soja and Turkani, criminally conspired and armed themselves with three AK47 rifles. They then kidnapped one Jibrin Muhammad of Bantaje village via Wukari LGA of Taraba State and collected the sum of N4,000,000 as ransom.
"Upon investigation, Salisu Sa’idu was apprehended at Kano State by detectives of the SCID Gombe. The case is under investigation after which they will be brought to justice."
The PPRO appealed to the good people of the state to continue to partner with the police by taking a keen interest in issues of their personal security and neighbourhood safety, and by also providing useful information on the activities of any suspicious individuals or groups.
"I assure you that all information shall be treated with utmost confidentiality, for complaint kindly reach us on emergency GSM number 08150567771 or PCB number 09165472923 or via our NPF rescue me Application," he added.