Kano Police rescue Two-year-old girl from kidnapper


CITIZENS COMPASS – The intelligence-led technical operations of Kano State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper after kidnapping a 2 1⁄2-year-old girl, Aminat, and demanded Two Million Naira (N2,000,000:00) as ransom from the parents.

The 22-year-old suspect, Zakariyya Muhammad, ‘m’, of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano, was said to have perpetrated the act on Friday, July 5, 2024, at about 8a.m.

It was gathered that Muhammad put a call across Aminat’’s father to demand for the ransom.

The Police later swung into action and arrested the suspect.

Spokesman, Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident to journalists on Tuesday.

“On 04/07/2024 at about 4p.m, a report was received from a resident of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano, Kano State, that he received a phone call from an unknown person who claimed to have kidnapped his 2½-year-old daughter, Amina and demanded a ransom of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000:00) for her release.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Salman Dogo Garba raised a team of Anti-kidnapping Squad led by SP Aliyu Muhammad Auwal and directed that the victim be rescued within 24 hours, and to ensure the arrest of the suspect. 

“Consequently, the squad swung into action. Sustained efforts, coupled with intelligence-led technical operations, led to the arrest of the suspect, Zakariyya Muhammad, ‘m’, aged 22 years old, of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano on 05/07/2024 by 8am, i.e. 16 hours after the kidnap incident.

“The suspect who happens to be a neighbor to the victim confessed to having singlehandedly committed the offence and led the detectives to where she was kept hostage. The victim was rescued unhurt in an isolated area in their neighborhood and was rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano where she was examined, found healthy, and discharged.

“The Commissioner of Police assures the public that this despicable act will not be tolerated and the Command will continue to leverage all its available assets to forestall all criminal activities and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

“The Commissioner of Police, while appreciating the law-abiding people of the State, urges the community to remain vigilant and cooperate with the Police in preventing and reporting criminal activities to help create a safer environment for all.

“In case of emergencies, Kano State Police Command can be contacted through the following mobile phone numbers; *08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.”

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