Crime Updated: June 20, 2024

Police arrest kidnappers, car thieves in Kaduna

By Maureen Okpe
June 20, 2024

The Kaduna State Police Command said it has arrested a 23-year-old Shuaiabu Bala from Malanta, Gimba Village and 22-year-old Safinu Musa from Bugau Village, Anchau in Kubau local government area of the state, for kidnapping and car theft.

Police said the suspects had during interrogation, confessed to the crime as investigations are ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang.

Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Munsir Hassan, who disclosed this in a statement, said the arrest followed the order of the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Audu Ali Dabigi.

Hassan charged operatives to continue the clampdown on kidnappers and their informants in the state.

ASP Hassan explained that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Maigana, on the 15th of June, 2024, at about 18:10 hour, received intelligence from a concerned citizen regarding a group of kidnappers planning to collect ransom from the relatives of their victim.


Acting swiftly, the DPO mobilised his patrol team and some members of the local vigilante group to the location and the operation resulted in the arrest of both suspects.

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