Crime

Kidnappers abduct 38-year-old man in Jigawa, demand N60m

The Jigawa State Police Command has declared the abduction of a 38-year-old man by gunmen in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman of the Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday.

Shiisu, who spoke in Dutse, said the suspects allegedly abducted the victim, identified as Lawan Zakar, at his residence at Dankoli quarters, on July 17.

He said: “On July 17, at about 5:50am, one Aliyu Zakar of Dankoli quarters in Kiyawa LGA came to the police station and reported that:

“On the same date at about 3am, a gang of five criminals jumped into the house of his brother, one Lawal Zakar, aged 38, of the same address.

“The suspects demanded for N60 million from him, whereas it was N60,000 that was brought to him on the fateful night by his boy.”

Zakar explained that the suspects ransacked the whole house, seized the phone of the victim and those of his wives.

The Police Public Relations Officer added that the suspects, who used a car, later took the victim away.

According to him, efforts were in top gear to rescue the victim as well as arrest the suspects.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that suspected gunmen had on July 14 kidnapped a 47-year-old housewife in Marke village, Kaugama Local Government Area of the state.

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