Gunmen abduct Adamawa monarch hours after new CP assumes duty

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~We’ll give cash to anyone with information that leads to arrest of culprits – police

The newly posted commissioner of police in Adamawa State, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji is experiencing his first baptism of fire as men of the underworld abducted a prominent monarch, the district head of MaFarang, Ardo Mustapha Ardo Ahmadu, hours after he assumed duty in the state.

The monarch who doubles as the Sarkin Noman Adamawa was abducted few hours after he returned to the state from Abuja.

Reports indicated that daredevil gunmen struck the palace of the monarch on Monday around midnight and abducted him after subduing the palace guards who are the local vigilantes.

A resident who does not want his name in print said that the monarch was abducted despite the presence of the palace guards who were trounced by the better equipped marauders.

“The whole town was gripped by tension as gunshots rent the air. The monarch was abducted in the night around 12 midnight on Monday despite the presence of the palace guards,” he said.

We’ll give cash to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of culprits – Police

Confirming the development, the image maker of Adamawa State police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the command has effected massive deployment to rescue the monarch and apprehend the culprits.

“Yes it is true the traditional ruler was kidnapped between 1200am to 1:00am in the night.

” So much deployment was made to rescue the victim and possibly to arrest the culprits. The command is willing to give out financial benefits to anyone that is willing to give information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the the dastardly act,” he said.

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The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji

In his maiden press conference at the police headquarters, yesterday, the newly posted commissioner of police has vowed to crush criminals and criminality in order to make the state a better dwelling place for all and sundry.

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