A Director of Litigation at the Adamawa Ministry of Justice, Samuel Yaumande, has been kidnapped.
The Police, which confirmed the kidnap of the law officer, disclosed on Tuesday that it was working to unravel the identities of three other persons taken by the kidnap gang.
Police spokesman for Adamawa Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, explained that the kidnappers made their way into Yaumande’s residence and abducted him while family members watched helplessly.”
He said when the Police got the distress call and swung into action to rescue the victim, it also discovered that the kidnappers had masterminded the abduction of three other persons whose identities it had yet to uncover.
However, a family of the kidnapped director said their kinsman was abducted at his residence in Sengere, a suburb of Yola, the state capital, at about 11pm.
He furthermore disclosed that the heavily armed kidnappers picked the director, alongside a school principal and three others, that evening.
A fortnight ago, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mubi North Police Divisional headquarters, Muhammad Ahidjo, was kidnapped and allegedly released following payment of ransom.
The resurgence of kidnap has since been greeted with kidnap of three senior lecturers from Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola; and several citizens, including nomadic Fulani herdsmen.