The suspects and hideout
Operatives of the Jigawa State Police Command in collaboration with a vigilante group, have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescused a victim.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 28, said the suspects including a 30-year-old woman, were arrested in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
“A joint operatives from Ringim Area Command in conjunction with local vigilante group, led by Ringim Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Shehu Hamdullahi, acted on credible and actionable intelligence raided suspected kidnapper’s hideout at Nisan Marke Herdsmen Settlement in Ringim LGA, and arrested two (2) suspected kidnappers,” the statement read.
“On 24th August, 2022, at about 0800hrs, Intel at our disposal revealed that, one Muhammad Sama’ila ‘m’ age 45yrs of Madari village, Warawa LGA, Kano State was seen with matchet cuts all over his body.
“On receipt of the information, a team of Policemen swung into action, visited the scene of crime and conveyed the victim to hospital
“While on admission at hospital, after regained his consciousness, the victim revealed that, he was kidnapped on Tuesday 22nd, August, 2022, at about 0130hrs from Madari Village in Warawa LGA of Kano State and taken to Nisan Marke Herdsmen.
“When he attempted to escape from the abductors, he was attacked by one of the kidnappers and inflicted injuries in his body.
“On the same date at about 0850hrs, a team of Policemen stormed the Area, where one of the kidnappers named Abdurrazaq Musa ‘m’ age 40yrs of Gurgunna village, Babura LGA, Jigawa State was arrested and the phone that belongs to the victim which was used for ransom negotiation was recovered in his possession.
“Furthermore, one Hassana Jimau ‘f’ age 30yrs of Nisan Marke village was also arrested at about 1230hrs.
“During interrogation, both the suspects were confessed to have abducted the victim with eight (8) other gang members. Effort to trace their accomplices is on top gear.
Meanwhile, the suspects have been handed over to the team of anti-kidnapping section, Kano State Police Command for discreet investigation.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida psc, appreciated the effort of officers and urged the public to always avail Police with credible and reliable information at right time.