Police Rescue Kidnapped Victims In Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday announced that its operatives have arrested a notorious kidnapper and rescued eight victims in the process.
The information was disclosed by DSP Yakubu Sabo, the Command’s Public Relations Officer in a press statement issued on Friday in Kaduna.
He said the operation was carried out by a combined team of police operatives from Rigasa, Nariya division and personnel of the command’s Operations department on Oct. 29 at about 8:30 p.m.
Sabo revealed the kidnap suspect, Mustapha Ibrahim was arrested based on a reliable tip-off while he was attempting to hand over a teenage victim to his gang members.
He said that the team, ”on a reliable tip off, swung into action and succeeded in arresting suspected notorious kidnapper, one Mustapha Ibrahim of Daura Road, Rigasa, Kaduna red handed with a kidnapped victim.”
Sabo identified the victim as Abubakar Aminu, a 13-year-old boy of Maraban Rido, Chukun LGA, Kaduna State.
He explained that after the arrest, the suspect subsequently led the operatives to rescue two other victims, Ismaila Hussaini and Hussaini Umar, both residing at Ado-Gwaram area of Rigasa Kaduna.
The suspect according to the police command spokesperson is helping with further investigation as the police is currently on the trail of other gang members for possible arrest and prosecution.
Sabo further disclosed that the command during an operation at Maguzawa and Gurguzu Forests successfully rescued five kidnap victims after storming some bandit camps at about 1:30 a.m on Thursday and engaged them in a fierce gun duel.
According to him, five kidnapped victims were successfully rescued on Oct. 31 but the suspected bandits escaped with bullet wounds.
Sabo identified those rescued as Sada Abdullahi, Maimuna Umar Sharif, Ismail Umar Sharif, Aisha Umar Sharif and Husaini Umar Sharif, all adult of Nariya village, Chukun LGA.
He used the opportunity to convey the advice of the Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga that the general public should keep supporting the Police with prompt and reliable information to enable the command nip crime in the bud and restore public order.