Five-year-old kidnapped in Delta rescued in Nasarawa

Mohammed Adamu IGP

A five-year-old girl who was kidnapped in Delta State has been rescued by the police in Nasarawa State.

Force spokesman, Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, the child was kidnapped on March 16 in Warri on her way back from school, and was rescued unhurt at Bukan-Kwatu area of Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.

She has since been reunited with her father, Ibrahim Abdulmalik.

“On receipt of the information, police detectives from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, acting on the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, swung into action which led to the arrest of the suspects and rescue of the victim,” Mba said.

The police also arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap, 30-year-old Abdullahi Abubakar, and his 62-year-old mother, Jummai Salihu, both of Bukan-Kwatu, Lafia.

Abubakar was said to have used his influence as a friend of the victim’s family to kidnap the child.

Mba said the suspect kept the minor with his mother while he reached out to her parents for ransom.

“Efforts are ongoing to apprehend other persons, particularly one Inusah Ibrahim ‘m’ 58yrs of No.7 UCC Road, Hausa Quarters, Warri, Delta State, connected to the crime,” he added.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has told parents and guardians to beware of familiarity with people in matters concerning their children/wards.