by Linda Ikeji
A ‘notorious’ kidnap suspect, Abubakar Ibrahim has been arrested by the Katsina police command at Rugu forest in the state.
Three kidnap victims were rescued following the arrest of the suspect accused of being part of a syndicate that has been terrorising people in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Local Government Areas in the state.
Katsina police spokesperson, Gambo Isah also disclosed that Ibrahim had on September 7, 2020, led other members of his syndicate on motorcycles, all armed with AK 47 rifles, and attacked Dagarawa and Kudewa villages, in Safana and Kurfi Local Government Areas of the state.
Ashiru Ibrahim, 32, Duduwa Audu, 50, and Asiya Saleh, 45, all of Kudewa village, Kurfi Local Government Area were reportedly kidnapped and taken to Ruga forest. The N241,000 ransom he collected was recovered and it was also learnt that he has confessed to the crime.
The police spokesperson said;
“That nemesis caught up with the suspect when he fell into a bobby trap, and was apprehended by SARS operatives, after he collected the sum of N241,000 ransom from the relatives of the victims.
“ September 10, 2020, at about 9:30a.m., the command succeeded in arresting one of the suspects and rescued the victims.”