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SS1, SS3 students arrested in Zamfara for threatening to kidnap principal, attack students and attempt to extort N3 million


Zamfara State Police Command has arrested two secondary school students in the state for attempting to extort money from their principal and threatening to kill their colleagues.

In the incidents as narrated by the police, the two students from different secondary schools in the state, sent threat messages to their respective principals demanding payment of millions of naira to avoid attack and kidnap.

it was gathered one of them threatened to kidnap his principal, while the second one called his school principal on phone threatening to kill and abduct students of the school unless he paid N3 million.

However, after the two incidents were brought to the attention of the police, two students, one in SS3, the other in SS1 suspected to be the mastermind behind the threats have been arrested by the police.

The developments were disclosed at a press conference on Friday at the Zamfara State police command headquarters in Gusau, by the Police Commissioner, Hussaini Rabi’u.

“On 25th June, 2021, a letter was found close to the suggestion box of Dominican College located in Sha’iskawa area, Gusau.

“The content of the letter was a threat to kidnap the principal of the school, Rev. Sister Chinyere O.P and students of the school.

“On receipt of the complaint, police detectives swung into action and arrested one Donatus Ejeh as the principal suspect.

“On interrogation, the suspect was discovered to be an SS3 student of the school,” he said.

Rabi’u added that on 1st July, the principal of Federal Government College, Anka, Zamfara state reported to the DPO Anka Division that an unknown person called her and demanded three million Naira or he would storm the school and attack students.

“On receipt of the complaint, police swung into action and arrested one Tukur Bashir in Bakura Local Government Area of the state.

“Upon investigation, the caller was discovered to be an SS1 student of the school,” he said.

The commissioner said investigations were ongoing to unravel and arrest collaborators of the students.

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