The Police in Jigawa have arrested a 46-year-old suspected kidnapper in Kirikasamma Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Lawan Shiisu, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.
Shiisu, who spoke in Dutse, said the suspect, who was nabbed on February 28, was suspected to be a member of the syndicate that recently kidnapped one 22-year-old Hadiza Alhaji-Chadi at Marma village.
“Through intelligence information, the command succeeded in arresting one Ado Ahmadu, aged 46 and resident of Marawaji in Kirikasamma LGA, in connection with the offence of abduction/kidnapping,” Shiisu said.
The spokesperson said that on January 7 at about 7am, one Alhaji Chadi, a resident of Marma village in Kirikasamma LGA, reported the matter to the police.
He said that on the same date, at about 3:30am, unknown gunmen numbering about six stormed his residence and abducted his 22-year-old wife, Hadiza Alhaji-Chadi, taking her to an unknown destination.
According to him, it was in view of the report and other related cases of abduction in the state that the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Sale, organised an intelligence-led raid, codenamed: “Operation Flush Out,” led by his Deputy in charge of Operations, DCP Bashir Ahmad.
Shiisu added that the victim was rescued unhurt in one of the operations after the police raided the suspected kidnappers’ hideout in Suletankarkar LGA.
He said that investigation into the case was still ongoing at the time of filing this report.