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Jigawa Police Arrest 4 Suspected Kidnappers Over Threat and Extortion



Jigawa Police Arrest 4 Suspected Kidnappers Over Threat and Extortion

The kidnappers relinquished the two kidnapped victims and escaped to dodge arrest

The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested four suspected kidnappers in Jahun and Birnin Kudu Local Government Areas of the state, and rescued two victims from harm’s way.

In a statement issued on Saturday, August 26, 2023, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, the spokesperson for the Jigawa State Police Command, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, August 26, 2023, said four members of a kidnap syndicate were arrested for calling one Haruna Sani and threatening to kidnap his mother if he failed to pay N5m.

“On 26/08/2023 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 an unknown destination,” the statement read.

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“On receipt of the information, a team of Policemen in collaboration with Yan Bulala rushed to the scene and pursued the kidnappers into the bush,”

According to PPRO, the kidnappers relinquished the two kidnapped victims and escaped to dodge arrest or been neutralized as they discovered that, Police were pursuing them.

The victims have been reunited with their families in good condition of health.

Meanwhile, the command has also received a complaint from one Haruna Sani of Jahun local government area about a threat to kidnap his mother if a certain amount of money is not paid.

“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 (#5,000,000.00k) from him, or him and his mother will be kidnapped,”

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“On receiving 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

“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

“On investigation, the suspect admitted to the commission of the offence and belonged to the kidnap syndicate that called the complainant. He further 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,”

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The effort to arrest the remaining suspect is in top gear.

The statement added all suspects arrested will be arraigned before the court of justice to face the full wrath of the law upon completion of the investigation at SCID Dutse.

In the meantime, the state Commissioner of Police CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot commended the Officers and men of the command for their job well done and cautioned them not to relent in their efforts to ensure that, the good people of Jigawa sleep with their two eyes closed.

He also directed DPOs to sustain raids at all black spots and criminal hideouts in their Area of Responsibility to clamp down on any crooked elements after gathering intelligence.

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