Suspected kidnappers assaulted the Ngurore Police Station in the Adamawa state’s Yola South Local Government Area. Additionally, they assaulted a home in the neighborhood and kidnapped a nursing mother.
Sulaiman Nguroje, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
Mr. Nguroje said that the criminal group assaulted the station at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, but no casualties were reported.
“The alleged kidnappers targeted Alhaji Umaru of Nasarawo B, a resident of Ngurore town in the Yola South Local Government Area.
“The criminals divided into two groups; one assaulted the police station to distract security agents’ attention, while the other attacked Alhaji Umaru’s home and abducted his wife, Hauwa Umaru, and her daughter.
“The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Barde, has directed the deployment of operational assets to Ngurore, including the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), the Crack Squad, and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit,” he added.
Mr. Nguroje said that operational units were required to conduct confidence-building patrols inside hotspots as part of coordinated efforts to rescue abducted victims and arrest the perpetrators.
He said that the commissioner reaffirmed the command’s commitment to collaborating with other patriotic stakeholders in reestablishing public order in Ngurore and other areas of the state.
He said that the Head of the Police Intervention Team, Babagana Abubakar, had already arrived on the scene to coordinate the police investigation and reaction.
He urged people to conduct themselves normally in a peaceful and law-abiding way and to notify security authorities of any questionable person (or persons) in their neighborhood.