The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested three alleged kidnappers in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.
This was made known by the command’s spokesperson, Lawan Shiisu who in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested after they attempted to kidnap one Cyprian Okechukwu on May 31.
He said that the suspects disguised as personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and attempted to forcefully take the victim to their office.
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The statement said “On May 32, 2021 at about 1000hrs, one Cyprian Okechuku of Quarters reported at Hadejia ‘A’ division that on the same date at about 0800hrs, some hoodlums numbering about three in Volkswagen Golf car, light green in colour, came to his house, disguised as NDLEA personnel and forcefully tried to take him to their office.
“The victim observed that they were holding a locally made pistol which did not look like a government-issued arm.”
“So, he raised alarm and began to struggle with them when good samaritans heard his call and quickly came to his aid.
“The suspects were overpowered and disarmed but they were able to escape.”
But he added: Mujahid Muhammad, 30; Shahid Ibrahim, 20; and Haidar Muhammad-Kabir, 23, all of GRA Quarters, Hadejia, were later arrested through investigations and description given by the victim.
“Also, the said motor vehicle was recovered in their possession,” he said.