Katsina police rescue six-year-old kidnap victim, arrest culprits

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Three teenagers, who kidnapped a six-year-old girl in Kano and demanded two million naira as ransom for her release, have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command.

The spokesperson for the Command, SP Gambo Isah, made the disclosure in Katsina on Wednesday evening.

He gave the names of the three suspects, who were all nineteen years old, as Abdulrazaq Ibrahim; Aliyu Salisu and Muhammed Ibrahim. Only Ibrahim resides in Kano while the remaining two suspects are residents of Katsina State.

The police revealed that the trio had kidnapped the six-year-old victim, Fatima Abubakar, in Kano on January 6, 2023 and brought her to Katsina.

They thereafter demanded a ransom of two million naira for her release.

The police spokesman added that consequent upon the receipt of credible intelligence on the incident, men of the Katsina command swung into action, which led to the arrest of Aliyu Salisu when he was about collecting the ransom.


Further investigation reportedly led to the arrest of the other two suspects.

Isah explained, “On the 10, January 2023, at about 5 pm, based on credible intelligence the command succeeded in busting and arresting of one Abdulrazak Ibrahim alias ‘Popular’ , 19, of Bachirawa quarters, Kano State; Aliyu Salisu alias ‘Chilo’,19, of Sabuwa Unguwa quarters, Katsina State and Mohammed Ibrahim alias ‘Zalamo’, 19, of Gidan Dawa quarters, Katsina State.

“Nemesis caught up with the syndicate when they kidnapped their victim one Fatima Abubakar, ‘F’, 6, of Bachirawa quarters, Kano State on January 6, 2023, at about 11 am whisked her to Katsina State and demanded for two million naira (N2,000,000.00) ransom.

“Upon receipt of the information, immediately detectives swung into action. The suspect Aliyu Salisu alias ‘Chilo’ was caught red handed in the process of receiving the ransom. During the cause of investigation, the other members of the syndicate were also arrested and the victim rescued unhurt.

” Investigation is ongoing.”