Police arrest 2 suspected kidnappers, rescue target in Jigawa

Police arrest 2 suspected kidnappers, rescue target in Jigawa

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir, Dutse.


The Police Command in Jigawa, in collaboration with Vigilante Group, have arrested two suspected kidnappers in Ringim Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.


The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Jigawa, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in Dutse on Sunday.


Shiisu said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday after police operatives, acting on credible intelligence report, raided their hideout at Nisan Marke village.


He said that the suspects allegedly kidnapped one, Muhammad Sama’ila, aged 45, from Madari village in Warawa LGA of Kano State.


“On Aug. 24, 2022, at about 8 a.m., intelligence report at our disposal revealed that one Muhammad Sama’ila, aged 45, of Madari village, Warawa LGA, Kano State, was seen with machete cuts all over his body.


“On the receipt of the information, a team of policemen swung into action, visited the scene of the crime and took the victim to hospital,” he said.


The PPRO added that after regaining consciousness at the hospital, the victim revealed that he was kidnapped on Aug. 22 from Madari village.


He said that the suspect alleged that when he attempted to escape, one of the suspects attacked and inflicted machete injuries on his body.


Besides, Shiisu said that on the same date, at about 8:50 a.m., police operatives stormed the area, where one of the kidnappers of Gurgunna village, Babura LGA, Jigawa, was arrested.


He added the victim’s cell phone, which was used for ransom negotiation, was found in his possession.


“Furthermore, a 30-year-old man of Nisan Marke village was also arrested at about 12:30 a.m.,” he said.


The police spokesman said that during interrogation, both suspects confessed to have abducted the victim, in collaboration with eight other gang members, now at large.


According to him, efforts to apprehend the other eight suspects are being intensified.


Shiisu said that the suspects had been handed over to the Anti-Kidnapping Section of the police command for discreet investigation.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Tafida, who appreciated the efforts of the officers, urged the public to always avail the police with credible and reliable information about suspicious persons in their neighbourhoods for prompt action.

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