The Savannah Regional Police Command has rescue 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 DNG 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 Relations Officer, Supt. Adjekum Owusu, who confirmed the incident to DNG 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 the police in their investigations.
He however disclosed that the suspects flee the scene to a nearby bush when they realised 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 Dabaya community to volunteer information to the police to assist the to arrest the perpetrators.
Supt. Owusu cautoned residents especially the Fulani cattle owners not to walk alone in the bushes when they send their cattle outside for grazing.
DNG Online gathered that the victim’s Alhaji Nyadiya and Marchu were traveling from Dabaya 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 allege kidnappers used the phone of Alhaji Nyandiya to call the families of the two and demanded an amount of Gh 170,000 and to amount was reduced to Gh 130,000 when the families pleaded with the allege 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 in allege armed robbery attacks on the Highway arrived in Tamale to plan for their operations.
The suspects have been arraigned before the Tamale Magistrate court.