The Jigawa State Police Command has reported a successful operation in which they thwarted a kidnapping attempt and rescued the victim unharmed.
This information has been conveyed through a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, and provided to journalists in Dutse on Monday.
“On September 17, 2023 at about 20:40hrs, information from a reliable source revealed that, on the same date at about 1940hrs, hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons, invaded Kwanar Garki, Babura Local Government Area, kidnapped one Isyaku Umar, 37, of Kofar Arewa Babura LGA and shot one Ahmad Abdullahi, 30, of Babbar Ruga village in his armpit,” the statement said.
According to him, the DPO of the Babura Divisional Police Headquarters immediately dispatched a team of officers to the crime location, where they successfully freed the abduction victim without incident.
He clarified that the injured person and the kidnapped victim were both taken urgently to the Babura General Hospital for care.
The statement said that the kidnapped victim had been reunited with his family after being treated and released from the hospital.
The captors shot Abdullahi, who has been taken to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital in Dutse for medical attention.
He explained that it was a sequel to the distress call received from the Babura Division that suspected kidnappers were heading towards Ringim Area.
“The Divisional Police Officer Ringim, alongside a team of Policemen and the Vigilante Group, mounted a stop and search at Daushe village along Ringim Kanya Babba highway.”
DSP Shiisu went on to say that when the hoodlums saw the police, they abandoned their Vectra and ran to unknown locations.
“While searching the said Vectra with reg. no. NEN 20 NZ ANAMBRA STATE, one (1) AK 47 rifle, one magazine, fifteen live ammunition and an Android handset were recovered.
“Efforts to arrest the fleeing criminals are on top gear,” he maintained.