The Joint Special Patrol Team in Kaduna State, on Friday rescued four abducted girls and arrested the suspected kidnapper, Abdullahi Ali, after a shootout.
Mr. Ali allegedly specializes in kidnapping girls in the state.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the rescued girls were announced missing last week by their parents in Kateri area of the state.
Government officials said the suspected kidnapper was arrested in his hide out, following information from members of the surrounding community.
Sources said members of the community informed the police of Mr. Ali’s activities in Kateri, Abuja Kaduna highway.
The spokesperson to the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the rescue of the girls.
Mr. Aruwan said the girls were rescued after a raid in Kateri area of Kachia Local Government Area, which is an extension of the suspected kidnapper’s hideout.
“The security squad that was detailed to follow-up came under fire from the kidnappers.
“But the raid succeed in freeing the girls,” Mr. Aruwan said.
He further said another suspected bandit, Mohammed Sani, was arrested by Operation Yaki Surveillance Patrol team in a Joint Operation with the State Armed Robbery Squad.
“The security team also yesterday arrested gang of armed robbers who were known for robbing motorists along the Gwagwada area of Kachia LG of the state,” Mr. Aruwan said.
“The Kaduna State Government commends citizens for providing information to improve the security situation,” he added.
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