Abductors kill boy after N1m ransom


Four suspects paraded in Kaduna

Police in Kaduna on Monday paraded four suspects who allegedly abducted and killed a six-year-old boy after collecting N1million ransom.

Commissioner of Police Umar Muri represented by spokesman Mohammed Jelige said, “On April 29, 2021  one Alhaji Kabiru Magayaki reported that his son Mohammed Kabiru, 6, was abducted on April 12, 2021 and the abductors demanded N30,000,000 as ransom to secure the release of the victim.”

He added that the money was later scaled down to N1,000,000  which the family paid but could not secure the boy’s freedom.

Jeliga further said investigation revealed that Mohammad Nazifi, who allegedly orchestrated the abduction, is a neighbour to the complainant.

Jelige said Nazifi sent the innocent boy on an errand to a location where the abductor was waiting for him.

“Mohammed Nazifi on sensing the possibility of the victim revealing his identity after regaining freedom, they decided to strangle him  and concealed the body in a drain system on the outskirts of Kano Municipal, Kano State.

“The suspects having confessed to the commission of the dastardly act led the police to where the decomposing body of the victim was identified and evacuated to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for autopsy.

“Investigation is still ongoing with a view to unraveling the identities of all those involved in this unfortunate cum barbaric act, and bring them to book.”


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