12-year-old boy abducts 3-year-old, collects ransom

12-year-old boy abducts 3-year-old in Yobe

12-year-old boy abducts 3-year-old in Yobe

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have arrested two principal suspects, aged 12 and 14 for kidnapping a three-year-old boy in Potiskum, Yobe.

ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Public Relations Officer of the command disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Damaturu.

Abdulkarim said:

“The victim, aged three, was kidnapped and later released by his assailants after they collected N50,000 ransom.

“The police apprehended two principal suspects. The first one is 14-years-old while the second suspect is aged 12. The third suspect is on the run.”

He said the police have begun an investigation into the matter and efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing suspect.

In another development, Abdulkarim said on Oct. 1, at about 0700hrs, one Nafisa Saleh was reported to have been abducted on her way to the specialist hospital Damaturu, for antenatal.

“Investigation later revealed that Saleh the presupposed victim, turned out to be the mastermind of her own abduction for ransom from her husband and family members,” he said.

The police, he said, uncovered the heinous activities and eventually arrested Goni Modu and Umar Mai Gudusu all of Dadinge Village, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe.

The state Commissioner of Police, Yahaya Abubakar, has urged members of the public to report all criminal activities and cooperate with security agencies at all times.