Police arrest kidnap suspects dressed in hijab

The suspects, according to the police, will be charged to court.

The suspects, according to the police, were armed with machete, stick and dressed in female Hijab. (An illustrative image of policemen in action) [Daily Post]

Disclosing this to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Usman Adamu, said one Alhaji Ibrahim Garkuwa of Tashan Kare reported at Kagara Police Division that some hoodlums who were armed with machetes, sticks and dressed in Hijab (A dress normally adorned by Muslim women) and face masks, invaded his house at Tashan Kare.

Adamu quoted Garkuwa as saying the criminals attacked his (Garkuwa’s) wife and daughter, inflicting various degrees of injury on them.

The commissioner revealed that on receipt of the complaint, a team of policemen from Kagara Division arrested the three suspects – Usman Daiyabu, 20, Mohammad Nata’ala, 20, and Afani Lawal, 23, of Tashan Kare.

According to Adamu, the suspects have confessed to the crime.

Adamu added that further investigation into the matter revealed that the suspects proceeded to the shop of one Hippolite Onyebor of the same address, broke his shop and carted away half a bag of rice, soft drinks, bread and some other items.

” We recovered one Hijab, face mark, two knives, one phone, one iron and some sachets of Peak Milk from the suspects,” Adamu said on the recovered items from the suspects.

The police commissioner also said one Sarkin Fulani Iro Aliyu of Kudun-Gure Fulani settlement, Kotonkoro, Mariga Local Government Area reported to the police that some hoodlums numbering about five invaded his compound, firing sporadically into the air and kidnapped his daughter, Defu Ibrahim.

Acting on the complaint, a team of police detectives from Bangi Division, gave the hoodlums a hot chase and rescued the victim unhurt.

Adamu explained that one of the suspects, Mohammed Betuwa, 25, was arrested. Further investigation by the police, according to Adamu, led to the arrest of Betuwa's accomplice, Hamidu Alhaji Badori, 35.

Adamu said the suspects will soon be charged to court.

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