Police Parade Traditional Ruler, Others For Kidnapping

Halima Gayam and Solomon Elusoji  
Updated December 21, 2019
Some of the criminals paraded in Nasarawa on Friday, December 20, 2019.


The Police paraded 81 suspects for kidnapping, robbery and cultism in Nasarawa on Friday, including a traditional ruler of Mangoro Goma of Tunga Village, Dalhatu Abubakar.

He was arrested for aiding and abetting kidnapping.

The Police, in a statement obtained by Channels TV, said Abubakar had been on their wanted list “for a long time” and, after his arrest, is now assisting the police to unravel many other kidnap cases in the state.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa, Bola Longe, said the Force’s goal was to eradicate all forms of kidnapping in the state.

“Kidnapping will be something of the past in Nasarawa state,” Mr Longe said. “Robbery has been completely reduced to little or nothing; cultism has been caged, although recently we discovered that some cultists are coming from Benue to relocate to Nasarawa state. We have re-arrested some of them and they will soon be charged to court.

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“So in Nasarawa state, we want to assure people that their lives will be maximally secured. Nobody should entertain fear. 

“But we want them to ferry information to us so that we will make use of the information to hype our security provision.”

Last month a businessman was reported killed in Nasarawa despite his abductors receiving a ransom.