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While attempting to kidnap a member of a gang, kidnappers accidentally shoot him in Kano.

Three suspected kidnappers, Idris Abdullahi, Tukur Yusuf, and Ilyasu Aminu, have been arrested for attempting to kidnap a man and his son in Yarimawa village, Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, IGBERETV reports.

Parading the suspects alongside others criminals, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Muhammed Usaini Gumel said the kidnappers stormed the residence of one Nasiru Yayaya and attempted to kidnap him and his son, Gaddafi.

However, the son resisted, which led to a fight. While trying to shoot Gaddafi, the kidnappers shot their gang member, who died on the spot.

“On 16/03/2023 at about 0100hrs, 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.

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“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.”

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