- Samson Omale
Soldiers Arrest Kidnapper, Rescue Victim In Jos
Adamu Umar has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping one Zuwaira Mohammed of Guratop community, near Rayfield in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.
Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau State, Major-General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, disclosed this while presenting the suspect to newsmen on Friday in Jos.
According to Okonkwo, the suspect lured the victim at about 7 a.m. on Friday and later held her captive.
He said that the suspect called the husband of the victim and demanded a ransome of N2 million.
“The husband reported the case to our men stationed in the area and we advised him to agree to the terms.“Then, our troops immediately stormed the location, arrested the suspect and rescued the victim,”
The commander said the suspect had sustained injuries from gunshot wounds, adding that he was shot while trying to escape.
Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the suspect denied the allegation, insisting that the victim came to him demanding for sex and money.