Police nab four over alleged kidnapping in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested four suspects for alleged kidnapping in Lapai and Kontagora local government areas of the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Command Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Abubakar, in Minna on Wednesday.

Abubakar said that on Feb. 15, at about 16:00 hours, one Saidu Musa of Dangana village reported that on Feb. 10 at about 23:00 hours hoodlums numbering about seven invaded his camp.

He said that the hoodlums kidnapped his mother, Zainab Musa, 60 years, to an unknown destination and demanded N5 million ransom.

“On Feb. 22, Police detectives from the command’s Anti Kidnapping unit swung into action at Zuzungu Village, Katcha local government and arrested Aminu Usman, 32, Mandir Yusuf, 32, Halilu Ibrahim, 30, of Dangana, Lapai Local government area.

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He said that during the investigation the suspects confessed to have conspired with four others now at large and kidnapped the said victim.

Similarly on Friday, Feb. 19, at about 2030 hours one Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kowa, Kontagora local government area, reported that on the same date at about 20:49 hours he received a call from unknown caller threatening him to pay N5 million or risk being kidnapped.

During the course of the investigation, Police detectives attached to `B Division’ Kontagora arrested one Hassana Bola of Usuba area, Kontagora, in connection with the case.

The spokesman said that the suspect had confessed to the crime adding that the case was under investigation.


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