The police in Katsina State have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of two children of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Matazu Local Government Area of the state, Kabiru Matazu.
The spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, announced the arrest at the command headquarters in Katsina on Tuesday. The suspects were believed to be members of a gang of bandits, who invaded the chairman’s residence, killed his guards and kidnapped his two sons last Wednesday. According to a family source, who pleaded anonymity, one of the abducted boys recently completed his senior secondary school education.
A family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, told Northern City News that the abductors had contacted the family and demanded N50m ransom as a condition for the release of the boys. We are still pleading with the abductors; they initially demanded N50m as ransom but we told them that we could not raise that amount. The boys are still in captivity and we are praying that they are released on time, the source said.