A gallant local vigilante operative who doubles as the title holder of Kaigaman Nyibango, Alhaji Haruna Gamjango has reportedly killed three suspected kidnappers who attacked him at his residence at Jarandi, Mayo Ine ward of Jada local government area of Adamawa State.
A source privy to the development told our reporter in a phone chat that the suspected kidnappers stormed the resident of the renowned local crime fighter around 11 pm on Monday and attempted to snatch him at gunpoint.
“The suspected kidnappers stormed his residence in Jarandi in Mayo Ine ward at about 11pm on Monday. They knocked on his door and when he opened they made attempt to take him away. But shots directed at him were not potent.
” He refused to follow them and immediately a fight ensued. The gallant man shot three of his attackers but only one died on the spot while the two others died later as a result of the injury he inflicted on them.
” Because they came in large numbers, the attackers were able to overpower and subdue the slain vigilante operative and killed him.
“The four bodies of the dead men have been evacuated to the Jamtari police station where the police are carrying out discreet investigation,” our source who simply identity himself as Maikudi said.
Another source Mohammad Chubado told our reporter on phone that one of the slain assailants, is a resident of the area who was a renowned criminal and a suspected kidnapper.
” One of the dead assailants was a renowned criminal in the area. He was recently released after he spent over 10 months in detention following his involvement in kidnapping.
“In fact, he was resealed about three months ago only to be involved in another attempted kidnapping, ” Chubado said.
Efforts to speak to the image maker of Adamawa State police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje as at the time of filing this report was not successful as he told our reporter via SMS that he was in a meeting.
Also a text message forwarded to him was not responded to as at the time of going to the press.
Kidnapping for ransom is currently a major security threat in the state as it has become a major business of men of the underworld who rake in millions of naira.
Residents of Girei town have due to what they called complicity between the security, the judges and criminals culminating in the release of suspected kidnappers have earlier staged a peaceful protest today to ventilate such frustrations.