Adamawa chairman confirms arrest of notorious Nigerian kidnappers in Cameroon


The chairman of Maiha Local Government Area in Adamawa, Alhaji Idi Amin said Cameronian Security had apprehended the most wanted and notorious Nigerian kidnappers who escaped to Cameroon.

Amin on Thursday confirmed the development to reporters in Maiha, the headquarters of Maiha Local Government Area.

He said that the suspects were Nigerians who terrorised people of Maiha, Mubi South and Mubi North local government areas.

Amin further disclosed that the suspects specialised in kidnapping innocent Nigerian citizens, Cattle rustling and took them to their hideouts in Cameroon.

According to his statement : “Right now I will travel to Belel, a District and border town in Maiha, together with some Nigerian security to receive the suspects. The development was as a result of recent International Peace and Security parley between Nigeria and Cameroon border Communities, held in June in Maiha town.

He continued that, “he three arrested suspects, have for long been terrorising innocent Nigerian citizens in Maiha, Mubi South and Mubi North. They operate with impunity and kill their victims at will if their families or communities failed to raise the ransom.”

He said that after receiving the suspects from Cameroon security, they would hand them over to security operatives in Yola for appropriate action.

Meanwhile, when contacted over the development, the police spokesperson of the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said that the Council chairman was yet to brief the command about the situation.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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