Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Maiduguri, Borno State have rescued Kashim Bukar-Dalori, the four-year-old son of the the Chairman of the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, kidnapped on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the boy was kidnapped from school around 1pm by an unknown woman who falsely claimed to be a relative.
Damian Chukwu, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, had earlier said that police personnel had lunched full investigation to rescue the child from his abductors.
A source told NAN that three of the kidnappers were arrested in Maiduguri and Kano on Friday during their mission to collect N20 million ransom from a family member of the victim.
The source said: “It has been an exhaustive investigation.
“The suspect, a male who pulled out to collect the ransom of N20 million in Kano, has also been arrested by our personnel.
“The boy, who was kept in Albarka Hotel in Maiduguri by a lady, was rescued and handed over to the family.
“It was after collecting the money that our IRT (Intelligence Response Team) personnel from Kano arrested her.
“After her arrest, they promptly told us where the boy was kept.
“So we quickly mobilised our men and cordoned off the hotel in Maiduguri.
“She was the one that went to the school and picked him.”
Edet Okon, Public Relations Officer, Borno State Police Command, confirmed the story.
Okon said: “I can confirm that the son of the APC Chairman that was kidnapped has been rescued and the suspects were also arrested.
“The suspects would be investigated and charged to court.”