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Insecurity: Many houses deserted in Adamawa over incessant kidnapping attacks

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Insecurity: Many houses deserted in Adamawa over incessant kidnapping attacks

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A resident of Nyibango, Mr Kokar Olam in Gibson Jallo road popularly known as Army Barracks road and a suburb of Yola North Local government area of Adamawa state said many people have deserted their houses for fear of being kidnapped.

Olam revealed that kidnappers target big houses and masses along the army barracks which is densely populated with people living in affluent and wealth to abduct for ransom.

He said the area despite being close to the 23 armor Brigade Barracks wondered why should the level of insecurity is in the increase in that community.

According to him about seven residential houses are empty, the owners mostly come in the morning or afternoon time and leave in the evening for fear of being kidnapped.

Confirming the development, the Public relations officer of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Ngoruje said the commissioner has ordered for the establishment of an outstation in the area beef up security and chase the hoodlums in the name of kidnappers.

He said many arrest has been made and the suspect are giving the police useful information that is aiding in fighting the crime.

He however said is not aware people are deserting their houses all he knows there is improved security in the area and the command is doing everything possible to end the ugly insecurity threats.

Our correspondent reports that there has been a high rate of kidnapping activities in recent times in the area that led to the dead of many people.

You would recall of recent one Mrs Becky was kidnapped at wee hours and it only took the intervention of vigilante men and hunters that followed after the kidnappers and rescued her unharmed without paying ransom.