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Police arrest man for abducting, killing 6 -year-old cousin in Kaduna


The Kaduna State Police Command has apprehended a suspected kidnapper, one Abdulazeez Idris for allegedly abducting and killing a six-year-old girl, Aisha Saidu in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Idris, a cousin to the victim was arrested by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), in the state.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansir Hassan, disclosed this through a press statement on Sunday.

According to ASP Hassan: “Aisha Saidu, a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, went missing on her way to Islamiyya School on February 12, 2024, her father, Saidu Dahiru, reported her disappearance to the Zaria City Police Station, suspecting foul play by her cousin, Abdulazeez Idris.”

However, investigation into the matter took a bad – turn when Abdulazeez was traced and arrested in Makarfi Local Government, “He confessed to the heinous crime, admitting to abducting Aisha and brutally murdering her by slashing her neck with a razor blade. Abdulazeez then callously disposed of her lifeless body in a nearby well.”

The spokesman said, following the girl’s disappearance, Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of ₦8,000,000 (Eight million naira) for her release.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Audu Ali, assures members of the public that the case is going to be diligently investigated to ensure justice is served for Aisha Saidu and her grieving family. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed,” Hassan assured.

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