LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Kidnappers who tried to shoot a victim after an unsuccessful kidnap attempt missed their target and hit their gang mate in Kano.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Kano Command, Muhammed Usaini Gumel, who paraded the suspect on 15 May in Kano, said a report was received that gunmen stormed the residence of one Nasiru Yahaya in Yarimawa village in Tofa LGA, where they kidnapped him and his son, one Gaddafi Nasiru.
However, the son resisted, which led to a scuffle. During the scuffle, one of the kidnappers attempted to shoot Gaddafi, but mistakenly shot their gang member instead who died immediately.
“A report was received that gunmen stormed the residence of one Nasiru Yahaya, Yarimawa Village, Tofa LGA, Kano State, where they kidnapped him and his son, one Gaddafi Nasiru,” the CP said.
“In the process, the son resisted. In an attempt to shoot the son, they shot their colleague, one Umar Abdullahi, Alias Danbaba who died on the spot. The father escaped.
“Also, in an attempt to whisk the son, they shot two villagers on their legs who came to offer assistance. The victims were rushed to Tofa General Hospital, and they were treated and discharged.
“In a follow-up of the investigation, the following suspects were arrested; (i) Idris Abdullahi, ‘m’, 26 years of Janguza, Tofa LGA (ii) Tukur Yusuf, ‘m’, 40 years old, of Langyal, Tofa LGA, and (iii) Ilyasu Aminu, ‘m’, 25 years old, of Gargai Village, Bebeji LGA Kano State. Investigation is in progress.”