Kidnapping: Police arrest 3 suspects, rescue 2-year-old victim in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi says it has arrested three suspected kidnappers and rescued a two-year-old victim.

This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi.

Abubakar said that the two-year-old victim was kidnapped at Ambursa town in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “On March 20, one Hussaini Muhammad of Ambursa town, Birnin Kebbi LGA, reported that on March 19, his two-year-old daughter (name withheld) got missing.

“Later, an unknown person, who claimed to be a kidnapper, called him (Muhammad) and demanded payment of N500,000 ransom, failure of which the child would be killed,” he stated.

Abubakar added that the police operatives immediately swung into action upon receiving the report.

“During the course of investigation, the victim was rescued and a 21-year-old neighbour to the victim was arrested.

“In the course of further investigation, the suspect confessed to have conspired with two others to carry out the kidnap,” he said.

The police spokesman added that one of them, also a neighbour to the girl, kidnapped and took her to the other person residing in Gulumbe village in Birnin Kebbi LGA.

He said that all the suspects, arrested in connection with the case, would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.

Abubakar, however, said that the victim had been reunited with her family.

The PPRO quoted the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, as urging the people of the state to be vigilant and be wary of criminals.

He advised them not to entrust their with their neighbours and relations. (NAN)

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