Notorious Katsina kidnapper arrested, three victims rescued

The Katsina Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious kidnapper identified as Abubakar Ibrahim at the Rugu forest in the state. 

Three kidnap victims were also rescued by the police command, following the arrest of the suspect is alleged to be part of a syndicate that has been terrorising people in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Local Government Areas in the state.

According to the Katsina police spokesperson, Gambo Isah, Ibrahim had on the 7th of September, led other members of his syndicate on motorcycles, all armed with AK 47 rifles, to attack Dagarawa and Kudewa villages, in Safana and Kurfi Local Government Areas of the state.

Ashiru Ibrahim, 32; Duduwa Audu, 50; and Asiya Saleh, 45, all of Kudewa village, Kurfi Local Government Area were reportedly kidnapped and taken to Ruga forest. 

Isah said that the N241,000 ransom Ibrahim collected was also recovered and that the suspect has confessed to the crime.

The police spokesperson said;

“That nemesis caught up with the suspect when he fell into a bobby (sic) trap, and was apprehended by SARS operatives, after he collected the sum of N241,000 ransom from the relatives of the victims.

“Today, September 10, 2020, at about 9:30a.m., the command succeeded in arresting one of the suspects and rescued the victims.”