Nigeria: Police Nab Suspected Kidnapper in Niger

10 October 2019

Police in Niger State have arrested one Mohammad Betuwa, 35, of Kudungure Fulani Camp in Mariga Local Government Area of the state, for alleged kidnapping.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday.

"The suspect, along with four others now at large, attempted to kidnap Alhaji Ibrahim Isa of Kudungure Fulani Camp but when they did not see him, they kidnapped his 15-year-old daughter, Delu Ibrahim," Usman said.

He said that the suspect, along with four others, upon sighting the police on patrol, abandoned the girl and ran into the bush.

He said the police patrol team succeeded in arresting the suspect in the bush, while the four others took to their heels.

The commissioner said, upon interrogation, the suspect, who is married with two wives and five children, confessed to the crime.

He said the suspect added that he was into cattle rustling before changing to kidnapping because, according to him (suspect), there was more money in kidnapping than in cattle rustling.

NAN

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