The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Yahaya, has said no fewer than 27 kidnap cases are reported monthly in the state.
Yahaya expressed sadness over the situation.
He spoke on Thursday during a visit to the palace of the Mai Tangale in the Billiri Local Government Area of the state to canvass for votes for the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The governor expressed sadness over security issues in Billiri, calling on the people of the local government “to be security conscious and be your brother’s keeper, in order to collectively fight insecurity, particularly kidnappers where the state records almost 27 cases of kidnap on a monthly basis.”
He also expressed dismay over the cattle rustling in Amtawalam and some cases of kidnapping for ransom in the area, calling on residents to report any suspicious movement to security agencies for prompt response.