Police nab kidnappers who demanded N5m to release abducted child

Two men have been arrested for allegedly abducting a child in Adamawa State and demanding N5 million for the child’s release.

Muhammed, 28, and Aliyu Alhaji Aliyu, 55, allegedly kidnapped the eight-year-old boy and requested N5 million ransom from the parents.

The suspects, said to be residents of Lambata Local Government Area of Niger State, were arrested on October 3 in Adamawa State by the State Police Command.

In a statement released on October 11, police spokesperson DSP Suleiman Nguroje said that the suspects were arrested by the command’s operatives attached to the State intelligent Bureau (SIB) in Yola.

According to Nguroje, the operatives acted on a report lodged by the abducted boy’s father, Alhaji Hamisu Sule, a resident of Lafiya village in Fufore LGA, on October 1, 2021.

Nguroje said the suspects took the boy to Niger State and demanded ransom from there, but that the police were able to get to the suspects at the point of ransom collection back in Adamawa State and rescued the boy.

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