Abduction: Police Nabs Suspect After Collecting 1.6M Ransom

The police in Yobe State have arrested a kidnap suspect, Usmanu Garba, after his gang collected N1. 6million ransom in Gujba LGA.
Garba, is part of a gang that specializes in armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Gujba.

After collecting the ransom from a Fulani community, he was arrested with undisclosed sum on his way to enjoy his proceeds.
WikkiTimes learnt that the suspect, alongside his syndicate, raided Babaram Muktum, a community in Gujba.

The suspect alongside others demanded a ransom fee of N1.6 million and thereafter confiscated a mobile phone belonging to their victim’s father before releasing him.

Abdulkarim Dungus, Yobe State Police Command spokesman said the suspect was arrested by detectives from the State Intelligence Department (SID) with his share of the ransom proceeds.

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“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 a 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 that 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”, he said.

According to Dungus, other members of the syndicate are on the run, assuring that efforts are on to apprehend them.

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The statement quoted Yobe State Police Commissioner Garba Ahmed urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to nearby security agencies.


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