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A gang of kidnappers on Wednesday abducted one Zainab Abbas said to be a wife of an Adamawa State High Court Judge in the Jimeta area of Yola, the state capital.

It was gathered that the incident occurred between 1am and 2am at Nyibango, Army Barracks Road in Jimeta Yola.

Armed men had stormed the same community about a fortnight ago and abducted a pastor, Mike Ochigbo.

The state police command disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday and promised to rescue the kidnap victim.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, in the statement, said the state Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, had deployed operatives drawn from the Crack Squad and the Special Rapid Response Team for the rescue mission.


Nguroje said the operatives are also expected to raid criminal hideouts and black spots to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects and their collaborators.

He said, “These deployments will surely assist in coordinating the timely response to distress calls and to clamp down on those found committing crimes.

“The CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations and Deployment to coordinate the designed rescue operation as all Divisional Police Officers are to adopt stop-and-search exercise.”

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