The Adamawa State Police Command has rescued a mother and her two-year-old baby from suspected kidnappers.
Operatives of the command attached to the Gombi Division who worked with professional hunters also succeeded in nabbing the three men suspected to have abducted the mother and her child.
A statement released Wednesday morning by the state police image maker, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the mother, Jimrewa Las, and baby, Grace, were resued on the 15th November 2021.
The statement said the victims were rescued unharmed after a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers following which the suspects escaped with bullet wounds.
The statement explained that the command operatives attached to the Intelligence Bureau (SIB) and members of Miyetti Allah (MACBAN) achieved the success.
It added that the police operatives in the joint operation with MACBAN engaged in a vigorous pursuit that paid off when they encountered the suspects around their hideout in Balhoni Hills, in Fufore LGA of the state.
The police statement added that the suspects earlier kidnapped one Ali Yusuf of Kadarbu village in Fufore LGA and demanded N2.5 million as ransom via a letter of threat attached with live ammunition and sent to his relatives.
The police gave the names of the suspects as Samaila Tukur, 30, Dawe Yunusa, 28, and Abdullahi Adamu, 25 years.
According to the police, all of the three suspects reside at Kadarbu in Fufore, a local government area that shares boundaries with cosmopolitan Yola South LGA.