A gang of kidnappers responsible for the abduction and murder of a 7-year-year-old boy identified as Aliyu Haidar Aminu, in the Kano metropolis have been arrested by security agencies in Kano.
The suspects include, Jamilu, who allegedly masterminded the operation; Aliyu, a student of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina; Bashir and one Umar, whose account was used to collect the ransom from the father of the boy.
The little boy was kidnapped on March 4th on his way home from his school, located at Turauni Quarters.
His lifeless body was found the next day in an uncompleted building around Eastern Bye.
According to one of the suspects, Aliyu, he was recruited by Jamilu, who sewed similar Islamic school uniforms for him with a view to blending with the rest of the students of the Islamic school to enable a surveillance on the victim and on that fateful day, as he was leaving school, he abducted him.
After abducting the boy, they took him to a school in the neighborhood where they injected him with a chemical mixture to make him unconscious. They then called the father, Alhaji Aminu the next day, demanding for N30million ransom. After negotiations, they settled for N2million which they asked him to pay into an account provided by Umar.
After, Mr. Aminu paid the money, he was told by the kidnappers to pick up his son around Eastern Bypass. On getting there, he did not see the assailants or his son. It was at about 4p.m on the same day that the police informed him of the recovery of the boy’s lifeless body.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday, Director of State Security Service (SSS) in Kano State, Mr. Bassey Etang said a combined team of the 3rd Brigade, Nigerian Army, and officers of the DSS investigated and effected the arrest of the suspects.
Source: Daily Sun Newspaper