By Aliyu Dangida
Jigawa State Police Command have foiled kidnapping attempt at Badungu village in Bamaina town in Birnin Kudu LGA.
In a statement signed and made available to Hotpen in Dutse by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said on 26th Aug. 2023 at about 0200hrs, report at command’s disposal revealed that armed men on their motorcycles numbering about seven (7) invaded Badungu village in Bamaina town and kidnapped one Alhaji Idi Nagidoji ‘m’ age 70yrs and one Alhaji Usman Danbaba ‘m’ age 50yrs all of Badungu village, B/ Kudu LGA to unknown destination.
The PPRO explained that “while receiving the information, a team of Policemen in collaboration with ‘Yan Bulala rushed to the scene and pursued the kidnappers into the bush.”
He explained that when the kidnappers discovered that, Police were pursuing them, they relinquished the two (2) kidnapped victims and escaped to dodge arrest or neutralize them.
He further explained that rescuers have been reunited with their families in good condition of health.
Consequently, he added that on 4th August 2023, a compliant letter was received from one Haruna Sani ‘m’ of Sabon Garin Maiyadiya Jahun LGA to the Commissioner of Police Jigawa State Command, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, that he received a phone call from an obscure person threatening and demanding five million Naira (N5,000,000.00k) from him, or him and his mother will be kidnapped.
DSP Shiisu explained that on receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police directs the Anti-Kidnapping Section, State Criminal Investigation Department Dutse (SCID) to investigate the case and come up with cheerful developments, noting that detectives launched a manhunt for possible arrest of the hooligans.
According to him, fortunately, on the 21st of August 2023, one Sabiu Ibrahim ‘m’ age 27yrs of Sabon Garin Maiyadiya village, Jahun LGA was arrested in connection with the case.
He revealed that on investigation, the suspect admitted to the commission of the offence and belonged to the kidnap syndicate that called the complainant.
He mentioned his cohorts, one Abubakar Shuaibu alias Soda ‘m’ age 35yrs, Samaila Salihu ‘m’ age 45yrs, and Saadu Iliyasu ‘m’ age 46yrs, all of Sabon Garin Maiyadiya village Jahun LGA, who was also arrested on 23rd of August 2023 at Adamawa State.
DSP Lawan assured that effort to arrest the remaining suspect is in top gear.