Angry mob set suspected kidnapper ablaze in Kano
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Angry mob, last Saturday have set ablaze a suspected kidnapper arrested in Tudun Wada Local Government in Kano south.
The suspect, who was roasted by the angry residents is alleged to belong to a three man gang that carried out a foiled kidnap operation in the area..
The spokesman, Nigeria Police, Kano command, SP, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incidence said “on the 02/04/2022 at about 0130hrs, a report was received that unknown gunmen stormed the resident of one Elisha Aminu, ‘m’, of Katsinawa Village, Tudun Wada LGA, Kano State and kidnapped his two daughters, (1) Zainab Elisha, ‘f’, 18 years old, (2) Nafisa Elisha, ‘f’, 16 years old and fled toward the fringes of Falgore Forest.
Adding that “ on receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Kabir Aminu, Divisional Police Officer, Tudun Wada Division, and Operatives from Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad led by SP Shehu Dahiru to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
He said “the team simultaneously swung into action with the help of a Local Vigilante Group called “Yan Bula”. The forest was combed and the gunmen were trapped, as a result, a gun duel erupted for about 2 hours.
“Three of the Kidnappers were gunned down and the two victims were rescued unhurt withno casualty on the part of the rescue team. One Locally Made AK-47 Rifle with 6 Live Ammunition Recovered. An angry mob also set one of the Kidnappers ablaze.
Kiyawa further said “The bodies were rushed to Tudun Wada General Hospital where a Medical Doctor certified them dead. Victims are reunited with their families. Additional Puff Adder teams have been deployed to the forest for further possible arrest.
“Commissioner of Police commended the officers that participated in the operation and appreciates the efforts of members of the Local Vigilante (‘Yan Bula) for their support and assistance.
“CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi warns that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State. They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely, as no stone will be left unturned.
The police authorities in Kano urged the members of the public In case of emergencies to call 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271, 09029292926, or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.