Kaduna: Police arrest 4 suspected kidnappers, rescue victim, rustled cows  

Kaduna state Police command has arrested four notorious kidnappers in Maigana, Soba local government of Kaduna state, rescued one kidnapped victim, recovered firearms and seven suspected rustled cows.

A statement signed by the Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan,  Thursday said, “On 11th June, 2024, at about 0500 hours, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Maigana received a distress call from Yakasai village, that one Abubakar Sale, also from Yakasai had been kidnapped there by unknown gunmen.

“Upon receiving this information, the DPO led a combined team of policemen and the vigilante Nigeria to the scene. The team tracked the armed bandits from Yakasai to Awai village, where they found the victim in a hut, unharmed. The criminals tried to flee, however the police successfully arrested two suspects: Abdulmumini Auta, 6- year- old, and Garba Shehu, 30- year-old, both from Yakasai village. 

“Additionally, seven suspected rustled cows abandoned by the fleeing kidnappers were recovered. Investigation into the case is currently ongoing.

“In the same vein, on 12th June, 2024, at about 11:45 hours, a team of officers from the Zaria City Division, acting on intelligence, intercepted and arrested one Ibrahim Sa’idu, 35, of Kadage, Giwa local government area, and one Hayatu Sa’idu, 35, of Rafin Yashe, Zaria local government area, near the Gwargwaje by Galadimawa Junction. 

“A search was conducted on the suspects  that led to the recovery of a Beretta pistol with two rounds of live ammunition in Hayatu Sa’idu’s possession. The case is also under investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Audu Ali Dabigi, urged all citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police,” ASP Hassan said