Five suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly abducting a man and his two daughters and collected N2 million as ransom, Punch Newspaper reports.
The suspects also allegedly stole the man’s new motorcycle valued at N250, 000 and a Nokia handset valued at N7,000.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday evening in Bauchi.
He said that three other suspects were still at large.
“On the 22nd September, 2020 at about 11.00am, one Ashiru Alh. Munkaila, Male of Unguwar Yamma in Burra town in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, came to the Burra Police Station and reported that on the same date, at about 2am, some unknown armed men stormed the house of his master, one Alh. Shano, Male of Dabar Baga village, in the outskirt of Burra and kidnapped two of his Daughters: Aisha Alh. Shano (10), and Hauwa Alh. Shano (11); all of the same address.”
“They also made away with his new Bajaj motorcycle valued at N250,000 and a Nokia handset valued at N7,000 to unknown destination.”
“On receipt of the report, a team of policemen was drafted to the scene. One empty shell of single barrel was recovered at the scene. Also, on 28th September, 2020, the same hoodlums came back and kidnapped their father, Alh. Shano, and collected N2 million as ransom.”
“Upon preliminary investigation, the following suspects: Shehu Bello, (25), Isah Alh. Ilya, (20), Ado Ahmadu, (28) of Gomo Burra Ningi L.G.A, Mal. Kabiru Alh. Bello, (37) of Basara Burra, Ningi L.G.A and Rabiu Mani (37) of Burra Ningi L.G.A; all males, were arrested in connection with the case.”
“Three suspects namely; Gambo Maikudi, Ibrahim Ubale and Abdulaziz Tasiu are still at large,” he stated.