June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

Police Foil Kidnap Attempt, Rescue Victims In Jigawa

The Jigawa State Police Command has foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued the victim unhurt.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident in a statement..

He said the incident happened on 17th September 2023 at about 2040hrs when hoodlums, armed with dangerous weapons, invaded Kwanar Garki village, Babura Local Government Area, kidnapped one Isyaku Umar of Kofar Arewa, and shot one Ahmad Abdullahi of Babbar Ruga village in his armpit.

He said after receiving the report, a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer, Babura Divisional Police Headquarters, rushed to the scene and rescued the kidnapped victim unhurt.

He said the victims were rushed to Babura General Hospital for treatment.

Shiisu explained that police in the Babura Division alerted the Ringim Division that the suspected kidnappers were heading towards the Ringim Area.

“A team of Policemen and the Vigilante Group, mounted a stop and search at Daushe village along Ringim Kanya Babba highway.

“On sighting the Police, the hooligans abandoned their Vectra motor vehicle with reg. no. NEN 20 NZ Anambra State and took to their hills,” he said.

He said one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, 15 live ammunition, and an Android handset were recovered in the vehicle.

He added that efforts to arrest the fleeing criminals are on top gear.

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