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Police arrest Ibrahim Babangida, 3 other kidnappers in Yola

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The Police in Adamawa have confirmed the arrest of four high-profiled kidnappers who were suspected to have abducted a nursing mother and her daughter, according to a statement by DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, on Thursday, in Yola.

Nguroje, the command’s spokesperson, said that the notorious suspects were also behind the attack on Ngurore Police station.

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The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) recalled that on Sunday, Oct. 10, heavily armed suspected kidnappers attacked Ngurore Police station at about 2 am and also kidnapped the woman, Hauwa Umaru and her daughter.

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DSP Sulaiman said operatives of the Anti Kidnapping unit of the state command arrested the suspects on Thursday and recovered one AK-47 rifle with 16 rounds of live ammunitions.

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” The breakthrough that led to the arrest of the suspects began with the arrest of one Buba Ibrahim a.k.a Babangida , 20, a native of Wuro Bilal village, Ngurore District ,Yola South LGA.

” Ibrahim Babangida is one of the principal suspects in the kidnap operation and the confession of the suspect revealed how they abducted Hauwa Umaru, her daughter and one

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Alhaji Bahago of Ibbare and also attacked the Ngurore police station.

” The police were assisted by some professional Hunters who apprehended the other three gang members”, Nguroje said.

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He identified the three arrested gang members as: Tumba Alhaji Dan Bappa, 25, a native of Ibbare district, Yola south LGA; Buba Alhaji Abdu, a resident of Ibbare, Ngurore

District, and Abdullahi Lawal , a resident of Lau local government area in Taraba state.

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Nguroje also said that the suspected criminals were also part of a seven-man syndicate that were terrorising people of Adamawa and Taraba states.

He said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigations.

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