Four suspected kidnappers dressed in female cloths have been arrested trying to abduct an unnamed four-year-old boy.
The suspects are: Mubarak Babangida ‘m’ aged 21yrs of Dutsen Safe Low Cost, Abubakar Lawal Suleiman ‘m’ aged 19yrs of Kerau qrts, Katsina, Aliyu Lawal aged 22yrs of Adoro Qrts, Katsina and Nura Abdulhamid alias Bazgi ‘m’ aged 22yrs of Filin Pipes Katsina.
The police public relations officer DSP Gambo Isah said the suspects who were arrested with Hijab and Niqab have confessed to a planned kidnap of the boy, a son to one Alhaji Rabi’u Gide, Katsina state Assistant Accountant General.
He 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’
As soon as investigation is concluded they shall be charge to court, he added.
In a related development, one Gambo Lawal ‘m” aged 26yrs of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state have been arrested just as other members of his syndicate (now at large) were planning to kidnap one Alhaji Mustapha Kabir ‘m’ of Dogon Gida Qrts, Danmusa LGA, Katsina state.
Several SIM cards used in the commission of the offence were recovered from him during police investigation. Suspect has confessed to the crime and other similar armed robbery/Kidnapping incidents in the area. Effort is on top gear to arrest other members of his syndicate, he added