Katsina Police arrest 3 teenagers for kidnapping 6-yr-old girl

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Katsina, Jan. 12, 2023 – 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.

SP Gambo Isah, the spokesperson for the Command, said this in Katsina on Wednesday evening.

He gave the names of the three suspects, who were all 19 years old, as Abdulrazaq Ibrahim, Aliyu Salisu and Muhammed Ibrahim.

Ibrahim resides in Kano, while the remaining two suspects are residents of Katsina State.

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

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

The police spokesman said 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.

“On the 10, January 2023, at about 5.00 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 11.00 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.” (GBN)

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