The Kano State Police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers — Idris Abdullahi, Tukur Yusuf and Ilyasu Aminu — for attempting to kidnap a man and his son in Yarimawa village, Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Usaini Gumel, who spoke to journalists, on Tuesday, said the kidnappers stormed the home of one Nasiru Yayaya in an attempt to kidnap him and his son, Gaddafi.
However, the son resisted, which led to a scuffle.
During the scuffle, one of the kidnappers attempted to shoot Gaddafi, but mistakenly shot their gang member instead who died immediately.
“On 16/03/2023 at about 0100hrs, a report was received that gunmen stormed the residence of one Nasiru Yahaya, Yarimawa Village, Tofa LGA, Kano State, where they kidnapped him and his son, one Gaddafi Nasiru,” the CP said.
“In the process, the son resisted. In an attempt to shoot the son, they shot their colleague, one Umar Abdullahi, Alias Danbaba who died on the spot. The father escaped.
“Also, in an attempt to whisk the son, they shot two villagers on their legs who came to offer assistance. The victims were rushed to Tofa General Hospital, and they were treated and discharged.
“In a follow-up of the investigation, the following suspects were arrested; (i) Idris Abdullahi, ‘m’, 26 years of Janguza, Tofa LGA (ii) Tukur Yusuf, ‘m’, 40 years old, of Langyal, Tofa LGA, and (iii) Ilyasu Aminu, ‘m’, 25 years old, of Gargai Village, Bebeji LGA Kano State. Investigation is in progress.”