An 18-year-old student was detained by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger Command, for allegedly attempting to kidnap the provost of the College of Fisheries, New Bussa.
According to a statement made on Wednesday in Minna by the command’s spokesman, ASC Nasir Abdullahi, the suspect, a college student, was detained on August 10.
He claimed that the suspect and another person, who is still at large, planned to compose a letter threatening to abduct the provost if a ransom wasn’t paid.
However, according to Nasir, the suspect made no demands prior to being detained by investigators from the command.
The suspect has been charged with criminal conspiracy and intimidation on two counts, according to the spokesman, and has been brought before a Chief Magistrates Court.