The police in Zamfara have arrested two students for allegedly threatening to kidnap a principal, staff and students in two separate secondary schools across the state.


According to NAN, Hussaini Rabi’u, the state commissioner of police (CP), broke the news at a briefing on Friday.

Rabi’u said the command had swung into action after receiving reports of the threat from authorities of the Federal Government College (FGC), Anka and Dominican College in Gusau respectively.

At Dominican College, the commissioner said the school’s authority had found the letter containing the threat inside a suggestion box.


The CP said preliminary findings led to the arrest of Donatus Ejeh, an SS3 student of the school, which he described as the “principal suspect.”

He said there is an ongoing investigation with a view to arrest his partners in crime.

“On June 25, 2021, a letter in respect of the above subject matter was found close to the suggestion box of Dominican College, located in Sha’iskawa area, Gusau,” the statement read.


“The letter contained a threat to kidnap the Principal of the school, Rev. Sister Chinyere and some students of the school. Receiving the report of the complaint from the school management, the police detectives swung into action and arrested one Donatus Ejeh, as the principal suspect”.

Rabi’u added that on Thursday the principal of FGC, Anka had also reported to the divisional police officer (DPO) in the area that an unknown person called her and demanded three million naira or otherwise kidnap some students of the school.

He said this led to the arrest of one Tukur Bashir from Bakura local government area of the state.

“Interrogating the suspect, we discovered him to be SS1 student of the college. Investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of his gang for prosecution”, the statement added.


Rabi’u added that the command also arrested 45 suspects over alleged criminal conspiracy, public disturbance of public peace and riot.

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