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About 27 persons kidnapped monthly in Gombe — Governor Yahaya



The governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu Yahaya, has disclosed the state records about 27 kidnap cases monthly.

He spoke on Thursday during a visit to the palace of the Mai Tangle in the Billiri Local Government Area of the state to canvass for votes for the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Yahaya expressed sadness over the situation.

The governor expressed sadness over security issues in Billiri, calling on the people of the local government “to be security conscious and be your brother’s keeper, in order to collectively fight insecurity, particularly kidnappers where the state records almost 27 cases of kidnap on a monthly basis.”

He also expressed dismay over the cattle rustling in Amtawalam and some cases of kidnapping for ransom in the area, calling on residents to report any suspicious movement to security agencies for a prompt response.

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