A mother, Hauwa Umara, who was abducted alongside her daughter at Ngurore, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, last Sunday have escaped from the den of their abductors.
The image-maker of the Adamawa Police command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said Hauwa and her daughter have escaped from their kidnappers.
Nguroje said the police and members of the vigilantes gave a hot chase to the kidnappers and while escaping, the kidnappers abandoned their victims.
The kidnappers have last Sunday attacked a police station at Ngurore, a sleepy community along Yola – Numan highway and abducted Hauwa Umara and her daughter.
Kidnapping for ransom has become a security concern in Adamawa as many have been kidnapped by armed groups and are forced to pay millions in lieu of their freedom.
Meanwhile, the state police command has arrested three persons in connection with cattle rustling in the state.
In a separate statement made available to newsmen, the image maker of the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the trio were arrested in Mayo Belwa and Fufore local governments of the state.
“The operatives of the Adamawa Police Command attached to the State Intelligence Bureau and Vigilante members of Pulaku Association while on intensive surveillance patrol along Mayo-Belwa and Fufore local government areas to ensure safety and security, apprehended the trio.
” They are; Ahmadu Usman 27, a resident of Wuro Gombe, Mayo- Belwa local government, Umaru Jauro Bobbo 20, a resident of kauramai village, Mayo- Belwa local government and Umar Sahabo 22, a resident of Gengle village, Mayo-Belwa local government.
“The suspects specialise on cattle rustling particularly from areas of Kabillo, Karlahi, Yadim and Chigari villages of Fufore LGA were apprehended with two cows while on their way to deliver them to notorious receivers in Cameroon Republic .
“The commissioner of police Mohammed Ahmed Barde, who talked tough on the Boader cattle rustlers; however, directed State intelligent Bureau (SIB) and Divisional police officers (DPOs) to checkmate such criminal activities in their areas and apprehend criminals.
” The CP further directed that the matter be discreetly investigated and called on members of the public especially those around the Boarder areas to report men of suspicious character to police officers or via these GSM numbers; 08089671313, 08107364974 and
“In the same vein, while matching words with actions, the police boss directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (CID) to immediately prosecute the suspects and anyone found committing similar offence,” the statement said.