Angry youths have burnt down the houses of suspected kidnappers of a five-year-old boy in Yantama Village, Doguwa LGA, Kano State.
Police received a report on October 28 from a resident of Doguwa LGA, Kano State, that his son, Hamza Harisu, 5, was kidnapped and a ransom of 20 million naira was demanded by the kidnappers.
The ransom was later negotiated down to 5 million naira.
Subsequently, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, raised a team of Operation Restore Peace to go after the kidnappers.
A 29-year-old primary suspect, Ado Ibrahim, was arrested at his hideout with three other suspects.
Kano State police command spokesman, SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said: “The suspect confessed that he singlehandedly kidnapped the victim on 27/10/2022 at about 1900 hours when it was dark in a nearby bush and strangled him to death.”
Kiyawa said the victim’s corpse was later discovered by a team of Police detectives and was taken to Doguwa General Hospital for Medical Examination where the doctor confirmed him dead.
He said after the news spread in the community, some angry youths burnt down the houses of the arrested suspects who are at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation.