Kano Police smash kidnapping gang

The Police in Kano have squashed a syndicate that specialises in the kidnapping of adolescents in exchange for ransom, within Kano metropolis.
Abubakar Umar, alias Kafi Giwa, a resident of Meyere quarters, Kaduna,  and his girlfriend, one  Hafsat Auwal, 18 years –old a resident of Tsamiyar Boka, Kano, fell into the net of Kano state police command  special anti kidnapping squad for allegedly  specializing in the theft of children around, Hotoro, Kawo, Tisharma, Wala Lambe areas within, Kano metropolis.
The suspects confessed committing the crime, disclosing that they were arrested, through a N100.000.00, trait, which was paid to them, as a ransom, for the release of an  8 years-old  captive.
According to the suspects, their last victim, Sadiq Mustapha was lured away from the residence of his parents in Yadodo Hotoro quarters, they proceeded to demand N1 million as ransom with a threat that , failure to comply with their demand, the child will be killed., they later settled for N100.000.00.
The suspects further confessed that, they once engaged in the kidnap of a child from a private secondary school located within Rijiyar Zaki quarters, Kano., adding that, the parents of the child parted with undisclosed amount as ransom, facilitating the release of their victim.
The spokesman, Nigeria Police Force, Kano command, DSP Magaji Musa Majiya confirmed the bursting of the kidnapping syndicate in the state.
Majiya revealed that the command has been inundated with complaints over missing children, from residents of Hotoro, Tishama, Kawo and environs, noting that, the command swift into action, by deploying a special squad to the area to curb the menace.
The swift response by the police under the supervision of the state commissioner of police Rabiu Yusuf led to the smashing of the syndicate, disclosing that, prosecutorial exhibits have been retrieved, stating that, on completion of investigation, the suspected kidnappers would be arraigned in court.

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