The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued a 13-year-old boy and seven other victims from kidnappers in the state.
The police also arrested a notorious kidnapper who had been allegedly terrorizing the state in recent times.
The Command’s Spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said in a statement that the arrest of the notorious kidnappers and other criminals followed a tip-off from well-meaning people of the state.
He said: “On 29/10/2019 at about 2030hrs, a combined teams of police operatives from Rigasa, Nariya Divisions and personnel of the Command’s operation department acting on a reliable tip-off, swung into action and succeeded in arresting a suspected notorious kidnapper one Mustapha Ibrahim of Daura Road Rigasa Kaduna red-handed, with a kidnapped victim one Abubakar Aminu a 13- year –old boy of Maraban Rido Village Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on his way to deliver the victim to his gang members.
“The suspect subsequently led the operatives to rescue two other victims in their criminal hideout namely – Ismaila Hussaini and Hussaini Umar – who are both residing at Ado-Gwaram area of Rigasa Kaduna. The suspect is helping police investigation. The Command is currently on the trail of other gang members for possible arrest and prosecution.
“In addition to the above success, the operatives of the Command in continuation of the current onslaught against all identified bandits’ camps in the state, the operation at Maguzawa and Gurguzu Forests recorded another milestone today 31st October 2019 with the successful rescue of another set of five kidnap victims after storming some bandits’ camps at about 0130hrs and engaged them in a fierce gun duel. While the suspected bandits escaped with bullet wounds, the following captives were successfully rescued by our operatives.
“They are – Sada Abdullahi, Maimuna Umar Sharif, Ismail Umar Sharif, Aisha Umar Sharif, and Husaini Umar Sharif, all adults of Nariya Village Chukun L.G.A Kaduna State.”
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