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Police: Kidnapped widow, daughter rescued in Adamawa

Police: Kidnapped widow, daughter rescued in Adamawa
October 12
21:41 2021

The Adamawa police command says it has rescued a woman and her daughter, who were abducted by bandits in the state.

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On Sunday, gunmen attacked the Ngurore police station in Yola south LGA of Adamawa around 2am, after which the two residents were abducted.

The gunmen were said to have operated in two groups, with one attacking the police station to reportedly divert the attention of security operatives, while another group attacked the residence of one alhaji Umaru.

Hauwa Umaru, identified as a widow, and her daughter, were abducted from the residence following the attack.

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Suleiman Nguroje, Adamawa police spokesperson, confirmed the rescue on Tuesday, adding that they are currently receiving treatment.

“The command’s reinvigorated special action plan on the ongoing fight against kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes across the state yielded another positive result as the kidnapped Ngurore widow (Hauwa Umaru and her child) escaped from captivity and were rescued by the police unharmed,” a statement by Nguroje reads.

He also said there are ongoing efforts to “dislodge kidnappers from their current operational spaces and deny them space to regroup in other parts of the state”.

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According to the statement, Mohammed Barde, Adamawa commissioner of police, assured the residents of the command’s commitment to ensuring safety in the state.

“The Command shall continue to do all within its powers to guarantee a stable security order across the state. He calls on the civil populace to work with the Police and other security agencies in the joint tasks of safeguarding our state, especially in the area of providing useful, relevant and timely information,” Nguroje added.



This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.

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