July 21, (THEWILL) – Armed kidnappers have abducted a 38-year-old man in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday, said the suspects allegedly abducted the victim, identified as Lawan Zakar, at his residence at Dankoli Quarters on July 17.
Shiisu said: “On July 17, at about 5:50 a.m., one Aliyu Zakar of Dankoli quarters in Kiyawa LGA came to the police station and reported that:
“On the same date at about 3 a.m., a gang of five criminals jumped into the house of his brother one Lawal Zakar, aged 38, of the same address.
“The suspects demanded N60 million from him whereas it was N60,000 that was brought to him on the fateful night by his boy.”
Shiisu explained that the suspects ransacked the whole house, seized the phone of the victim and those of his wives.
The PPRO 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.
A similar incident had occurred on July 14, when some gunmen kidnapped a 47-year-old housewife in Marke village, Kaugama Local Government Area of the state.