By Hassan Turaki
Jigawa State Police Command says its Operatives have successfully foiled kidnap attempt and rescued the victim unhurt.
DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam Command Spokesperson said on 17th Sept. 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.
He also said upon 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.
He further said that 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, according to him, Ahmad Abdullahi who was shot by the kidnappers, has been transferred to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse.
He explained that 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.”
DSP Shiisu further explained that 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.” He maintained
The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot applauded the efforts of Policemen for the job well done and directed them to stand firmly to ensure that, the fleeing culprits were arrested and brought to the book.