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Suspected kidnapper nabbed after collecting ransom in Yobe


Yobe State Police Command has announced the arrest of Usmanu Garba (30), suspected to be a member of a criminal gang.

The Command’s spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a statement.

“On July 5, 2024, at about 1300 hours, detectives from the State Intelligence Department (SID) arrested Usmanu Garba of Katarko village, Gujba LGA, while he was on his way to spend his share of the proceeds from a kidnap operation.

“The suspect is a member of a gang that specializes in armed robbery, kidnapping, and rustling in Gujba LGA and neighboring towns.

“The gang was responsible for the recent kidnapping incident in Babaram Muktum, a Fulani settlement in Gujba LGA, where they kidnapped a resident and collected a ransom of N1.6 million.

“They also robbed the victim’s father of his Techno phone,” Abdulkarim stated.

He added that other syndicate members were on the run, and that the Command was intensifying efforts to apprehend them.

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