Policeman, councillor, 4 others kidnapped in Adamawa

Arm robbers carrying a gun
Tochi Juliet

Gunmen have abducted a police inspector, a councillor, two wives of a famous hunter and two other people during a night raid in Adamawa State.

It was learnt that the six were picked up in operation carried out in the popular rural Koma community, Jada Local Government Area.

The report has it that the operation which took place in the early hours of Thursday led to the death of one person.

An eye witnessed reported that the gunmen abducted the police officer identified simply as Inspector Yakubu, the councillor representing Koma ward Bulus Geoffrey, a businessman and a woman, and two wives of a hunter famously called Hassan.

The deceased identified as one Wawu was said to have been gunned down by the suspected kidnappers as they headed with their victims into surrounding bushes.

It was said the kidnappers arrived Koma in large numbers and took their time picking their targets one after the other from their respective houses, scaring off possible opposition with their guns.

“They visited the house of Malam Hassan who is one of the popular hunters in the area probably to kill him, but they didn’t meet him in his house. So they abducted his two wives,” a source said.

It was on Monday that the Adamawa State Police Command paraded 33 suspected kidnappers and 31 other suspects, with an assurance that the command was on top of criminal elements around the state.

Confirming the latest incident of abduction in Koma, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the police had gone after the suspects.

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