The Police in Taraba State have arrested two undergraduates of Modibbo Adama University, Yola and Adamawa State University, Mubi for alleged kidnapping of 10 year old girl.
One of the suspects, a 22-year-old 200 level Geology student of Maddibbo Adama University Yola, AbdulBasit Umar is a brother of the 10 year old Victim, Amina Umar.
According to the Police, he conspired with two of his friends to abduct the girl.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Taraba State Command, DSP David Misal, who paraded the suspects along with 19 other suspected kidnappers and armed robbery suspects, said AbdulBasit and his accomplices were arrested by the police after being tracked when they were collecting N4million ransom at a location in Jalingo.
He said the AbdulBasit, and two of his accomplices, 21-year-old an undergraduate of Adamawa State University, Mubi, Abdullahi Habib and one Sadiq Dalhatu had lured the girl into a car with registration number MKF 67 JK Kaduna and took her to a hotel at Mayo Dassa in Jalingo where they held her captive.
DSP Misal explained that the suspects later called the parents of the girl and demanded N10million ransom but the amount was negotiated to N4million.
He said however the telephone number the suspects were using in demanding the ransom was tracked leading to their arrest when they were collecting the ransom.