Police, Miyetti Allah collaborate to end kidnapping in Nasarawa

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The Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday expressed a willingness to partner with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to tackle kidnapping in the state.

The Nasarawa commissioner of police, Adesina Soyemi, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ramhan Nansel.

The statement read: “During a meeting between the police and the MiyettiAllah, it was agreed that the Fulani will work in collaboration with the Police to stop incidents of kidnapping in Nasarawa state and a security committee comprising of police operatives and Fulani was set up, led by a superintendent of police, SP Emmanuel Bombum, and saddled with the responsibility of jointly responding to reported cases of kidnapping.

”The effort of the security committee in synergy with the Anti-kidnapping unit and other tactical teams of the Command paid off on 18/10/2021 at about 2200hrs when the two kidnapped victims who are graduates of Nasarawa State University and Al Qalam University earlier kidnapped on 16/10/2021 at about 1915hrs were hurriedly released by their abductors due to sustained pressure from the security operatives.

“The victims were immediately taken to a medical facility for examination and debriefing before reuniting them with their family.”

The commissioner of police reassured members of the public that the police command will not abdicate its responsibility to protect lives and property.

He further solicited the support of the general public to reduce crime in the state by reporting suspicious persons and activities.

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