Police rescue kidnap victim, arrest suspects
The Nasarawa state Police Command says it has arrested two suspected kidnappers, Musa Adamu and Abdullahi Ishaku who abducted a 17-year-old girl, Blessing Bala, on Tuesday in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure in exclusive interview with our Correspondent on Friday in Lafia.
He explained that the suspected kidnappers who were fully armed, stormed Blessing’s residence in the Akwanga local government area and whisked her away to a hideout within the area but was later rescued by officers of the police command.
Nansel said, “On 7/9/2021 at about 01:45am, some unknown gunmen invaded a house behind Kimi country hotel in Akwanga LGA and abducted a girl. In the process while they were trying to take her away, they shot her elder brother who was trying to help his sister.
“Upon receipt of the information, Police operatives attached to Akwanga Area Command went after the criminal elements and were able to arrest eight suspects out of which two of them have confessed to the crime. The victim was also rescued and her brother elder brother is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.”
The Police Spokesperson said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has directed that the suspects be charged to court upon completion of investigation.