Woman wearing hijab reportedly kidnaps five-year-old boy in Jigawa

Woman wearing hijab reportedly kidnaps five-year-old boy in Jigawa

- A suspected kidnapper disguised as a woman has been linked to the abduction of a boy in Jigawa state

- The Jigawa police command has confirmed the incident

- The boy was reported to have been released by his abductors after a ransom was paid by his father

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There was panic in Jigawa state when a woman wearing a hijab reportedly kidnapped a five-year-old boy named Muhmad Tasiu, in Dutse, the state capital.

Woman wearing hijab reportedly kidnaps five-year-old boy in Jigawa
The kidnap incident was reported to the police. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola
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Eyewitnesses said the boy went missing on Sunday, November 15, shortly after he was seen with the unidentified woman, Premium Times reported.

A hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women to cover their heads and chests to maintain modesty and privacy from any male outside of their immediate family.

The police spokesperson in the state, Audu Jinjiri said the abduction occurred in Galamawa community.

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The police said:

“The family later a received a call from the kidnappers demanding payment of ransom to secure the release of the child."

The father of the victim reportedly told reporters that he paid N1 million ransom to secure the release of his son.

The police, however, said it was not aware that a ransom was paid before the release of the minor.

Meanwhile, the governor of Katsina, Bello Masari, on Monday, November 16, cried out over the activities of bandits in his state.

Masari, who spoke with journalists in Kafur noted that most of these armed criminals come to cause havoc in Katsina and return to their hiding places in Zamfara, The Nation reports.

The governor lamented that the bandits do everything in their power to frustrate his efforts to return peace, security, and order in Katsina.

In another news, some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer, two children, and shot one person after invading the staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria on Saturday, November 14.

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Daily Trust reported that the victim of the gunshot wound is receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.

The incident which has been confirmed by the police command in Kaduna state reportedly happened around 10pm.

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