Kidnappers Now Withdraw Ransom From ATMs – Police


The Rivers State Police Command says kidnappers in the state have changed their mode of operation. The police said the new method being employed by kidnappers was to first abduct their victims and force them to reveal their ATM Personal Identification Numbers.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, said after withdrawing the money, the kidnappers would then release their victims. He urged members of the public to be wary of how they carried their ATM card.

He said, “The command wishes to bring to the notice of the general public of the new technique employed by criminals to drain their victims’ bank accounts by keeping them hostage and using the victims’ ATM cards to withdraw money from their account.


“Such victim regains freedom only after his bank account has been exhausted. Members of the public are hereby advised to exercise caution when moving about with their ATM cards on them unless it is most necessary.”

Hmm, even the criminals are restrategizing too! God will help us.