The Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Police 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.
Society gazette 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.
Meanwhile, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has declared that his decision to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is more than mere politics.
The Governor disclosed on Friday that he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the best interest of the people of Zamfara.
Society gazette recalls Matawalle officially defected from PDP to APC on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the occasion which took place in Gusau, the state capital.
Speaking on his defection, the Zamfara Governor while speaking on the Osasu Show programme on Friday noted that his defection will now bring greater development to the state and the issue of insecurity in the state will receive better attention.
He noted that now that Zamfara has joined the ruling party, it will be easier to get the federal government’s attention on issues affecting the state.
Source: Naija News