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Police arrest kidnapper of 18-month-old baby in Kano

Officers of the Kano State Police have arrested a 22-year-old suspect, Zakariyya Muhammad, 16 hours after he kidnapped an 18-month-old baby.

The arrest was introduced in an announcement on Tuesday by the police command spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.

In accordance with Haruna, Muhammad was arrested on Thursday after a resident reported that the sufferer's father had knowledgeable him concerning the incident.

He mentioned the suspect demanded N2 million ransom for her launch.

He mentioned: “On 04/07/2024 at about 1600hrs, a report was obtained from a resident of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano that he had obtained a name from an unknown individual, claiming to have kidnapped his 2½-year-old daughter, Amina, and demanding a ransom of two million naira for her launch.”

“Upon receipt of the report, the Kano State Police Command Commissioner, CP Salman Dogo Garba, mobilised a group of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, led by SP Aliyu Muhammad Auwal, with the duty of rescuing the sufferer inside 24 hours and making certain the arrest of the suspect.”

“Subsequently, the unit swung into motion and with sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led technical operations, led to the arrest of the suspect, Zakariyya Muhammad, ‘m’, aged 22, of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano on 05/07/2024 at 8am, that’s 16 hours after the kidnapping incident.”

The police chief additionally revealed that Muhammad, a neighbor of the sufferer, confessed to committing the crime alone and led investigators to the scene the place she was holding the sufferer hostage.

“The sufferer was subsequently rescued unhurt in a distant space of their neighborhood and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano the place she was examined, declared wholesome and discharged.”

The police chief assured the general public that this despicable act wouldn’t be tolerated and promised that the command would proceed to make use of all obtainable sources to stop all felony actions and produce the perpetrators to justice.

Whereas the police chief appreciates the law-abiding residents of the state, he urged the neighborhood to stay vigilant and cooperate with the police in stopping and reporting felony actions to create a safer setting for all.

“In case of emergency, you possibly can contact the Kano State Police Command by means of the next cell phone numbers; 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or log into the NPF Rescue Me utility obtainable on the Play Retailer, or by means of the next on-line media platforms:

“Fb: Kano State Police Command, Twitter: Kano State Police Command (@KanoPoliceNG), Instagram: Kano State Police Command, Tiktok: Kano State Police Command,” the assertion learn.

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