Police arrest 3 suspected kidnappers in Kano
The Kano State police command has arrested three suspects who allegedly kidnapped children in Kano metropolis.
While parading the suspects, the police spokesperson in the state, Magaji Majia, said seven children between the ages of ”four and five were rescued from the suspects who demanded payment of ransoms with recharge cards.
According to Majia, the suspects after negotiating ransoms with parents, took the kidnapped children to distant communities, such as Gwarzo and delivered them to ward or village heads as missing children.
He said “They will continue to put pressure on the parents to submit the ransom, which usually turned out to be in recharge cards of various network providers.
“So far, four parents had submitted to the demand and sent recharge cards worth hundreds of thousands of Naira for the release of their wards,” he said.
‘’One GSM phone, three SIMs and redeemed recharge cards were also recovered from the suspects.’’
One of the suspects, Khalifa Usman who confessed to the crime said they sent the victims to ward heads because they had no place to keep the children and they did not want them to suffer.