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A 25- year- old mother has been arrested by the police in Kano State over the alleged kidnap of her six- year- old daughter in Madobi Local Government. The Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, disclosed this on Thursday while parading 16 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and drug dealers within Kano metropolis and some surrounding LGAs of the State. According to the commissioner, the incident happened on May 8, 2023, when Kabiru Shehu of Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal Local Government, reported that his ex- wife, Rahma Sulaiman, called him and informed him that their six- year- old daughter was kidnapped.
She said unknown persons had called her through her mobile phone, demanding the sum of N3 million as ransom. The police swung into action to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects. Based on a follow- up investigation, the victim was rescued in Madobi LGA, and the divorced wife was arrested. The suspect confessed to having planned the kidnapping, taking her daughter to a hideout, and demanding the ransom.
The police commissioner stated that investigation was in progress, and the suspect would be taken to court. The case highlights the increasing incidence of kidnapping in Nigeria, which has become a major security concern in the country. Kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative business for criminals, who often target wealthy individuals, businesspeople, and even schoolchildren.
The Nigerian government has taken various measures to address the problem, including the deployment of more security personnel, the establishment of a joint task force, and the enactment of tougher laws. However, the problem persists, with many Nigerians living in fear of being kidnapped or losing loved ones to kidnappers.
The case of the 25- year- old mother who allegedly kidnapped her daughter underscores the need for greater awareness and education on the dangers of kidnapping. Parents and caregivers should be vigilant and take appropriate measures to protect their children from kidnappers. The government must also do more to address the root causes of kidnapping, such as poverty, unemployment, and insecurity, and provide adequate support to victims and their families.
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