The Katsina State Police Command on 4th of April, arrested some kidnappers just after the DPO of GRA Division Katsina, CSP Garba Isah, received a distress call about an unusual movement of two men with one of them wearing Hijab.
Isah who confirmed the arrest of 8 people, said that four of the suspects, Joshua Yohanna, 22; Musa Ibrahim, 25; Nafiu Umar, 32; and Kabir Lawal, 28; were arrested in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects reportedly through a phone call, threatened to kidnap and kill one Haruna Bello and Nuhu Yusuf of Gozaki town if they refused to pay a ransom of three million Naira.
“The victims have already sent N300,000 to them with a promise of sending the remaining amount later to avoid being kidnapped or killed.’
“During investigation, police arrested the four suspects who confessed to have committed the act.
“The police recovered the sim card they used in sending threat messages to their victims’’ he said.
Isah also disclosed that four other suspected kidnappers in the state, identified as Mubarak Babangida, 21; Abubakar Lawal, 19; Aliyu Lawal, 22; and Nura Abdulhamid, 22, were also arrested. The suspects who were arrested with Hijab, confessed to a planned kidnap of the son of Alhaji Rabi’u Gide, Katsina state Assistant Accountant General.
The state’s Police Spokesperson who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said
On 04/04/2018 at about 18:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Divisional Police Officer, GRA Division Katsina, CSP Garba Isah, succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing Katsina state and its environs.
‘The DPO received a distress call of unusual movement of two men with one among them wearing Hijab and Niqab covering his body and face like a woman very close to INEC State Headquarters Office, GRA, Katsina. The DPO swiftly swung into action and led a Surveillance team to the area, where they were arrested.