The Savannah Regional Police Command has rescued two Fulanis who were allegedly kidnapped by some unknown persons at Daboya in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region.
The rescued victims are Alhaji Nyandiya and Marchu, both Fulani cattle owners.
The information available to DGN Online indicates that the alleged kidnappers demanded a ransom of an amount of Gh 130,000 before the victims would be released.
The Savannah Regional Police Public Relation Officer, Supt. Adjekum Owusu, who confirmed the incident to DGN Online indicated that the rescue mission was a collaboration between the police in the region and the National Intelligence Unit at the police headquarters.
According to him, the victims are currently at their homes and assisting police in investigations.
He however disclosed that the suspects flee the scene to a nearby bush when they realized the police were around.
“ The suspects ran away but the most important thing is that we have rescued the victims and for them not to be hurt.”
He appealed to residents around the Daboya community to volunteer information to the police to assist them to arrest the perpetrators.
Supt. Owusu cautioned residents especially the Fulani cattle owners not to walk alone in the bushes when they send their cattle outside for grazing.
DGN Online gathered that the victim’s Alhaji Nyandiya and Marchu were travelling from Daboya to Abotape, a Fulani community where they live when they were allegedly kidnapped by some unknown persons on Friday, June 11, 2021.
It is reported that the alleged kidnappers used the phone of Alhaji Nyandiya to call the families of the two and demanded an amount of Gh 170,000 of the amount was reduced to Gh 130,000 when the families pleaded with the alleged kidnappers.
The families were able to gather the said amount and were ready to make the payment on Monday, June 14, 2021, when the police rescued the victims.
The Northern part of Ghana has gained notoriety in kidnap cases in recent times.
Recently the Northern Regional Police Command arrested three suspected kidnappers believed to be part of a syndicate operating in the Northern region also suspected to be involved in alleged armed robbery attacks on the Highway arrived in Tamale to plan for their operations.
The suspects have been arraigned before the Tamale Magistrate court.
FROM Eric Kombat, Daboya