Operatives of the Jigawa State Police Command have foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued a victim unhurt in Babura Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, September 18, 2023, said operatives also recovered one AK-47 rifle, fifteen live ammunition, one magazine and one motor vehicle.
“On 17/09/2023 at about 2040hrs, information from a reliable source revealed that, on the same date at about 1940hrs, hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons, invaded Kwanar Garki, Babura LGA, kidnapped one Isyaku Umar ‘m’ age 37yrs of Kofar Arewa Babura LGA and shot one Ahmad Abdullahi ‘m’ age 30yrs of Babbar Ruga village in his armpit,” the statement read.
“On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen led by DPO Babura Divisional Police Headquarters rushed to the scene of crime and rescued the kidnapped victim unhurt. Both the kidnapped victim and the injured one were rushed to the Babura General Hospital for treatment
“The kidnapped victim was treated and discharged, he has been since reunited with his family. Meanwhile, Ahmad Abdullahi who was shot by the kidnappers, has been transferred to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse
“Sequel to the distress call received from Babura Division that suspected kidnappers are heading towards Ringim Area, the Divisional Police Officer Ringim, alongside team of Policemen and the Vigilante Group, mounted a stop and search at Daushe village along Ringim Kanya Babba highway
“On sighting the Police, the hooligans abandoned their Vectra motor vehicle and fled to unknown destinations
“While searching the said Vectra with reg. no. NEN 20 NZ ANAMBRA STATE, one (1) AK 47 riffle, one (1) magazine, fifteen (15) live ammunition and an Android handset were recovered. Efforts to arrest the fleeing criminals are on top gear.”
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, applauded the efforts of policemen and directed them to stand firm to ensure that the fleeing culprits were arrested and brought to the book.