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4-Month-old Baby Kidnapped, As Bandits Seize Blind Pastor, Widow, 5 Children In Abuja Satellite Community


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Dare-devil men of the underworld introduced a new dimension to their heinous crimes with the abduction of a four-month-old baby girl at Nzur Village, Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State.

The evil men who committed the beastly act however met their waterloo after collecting a ransom of N800, 000 to release the baby from captivity, Scudnews learnt late Thursday.

At about 6.pm on Tuesday, May 17, a group of hunters at Hawul reportedly arrested five of the perpetrators, following a tip-off on a spot where they were hibernating.

Fatima Sale, the five-month-old baby was reportedly seized after the men stormed the home of her parents to perpetrate the crime.

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Those arrested were identified as Sale Buba, Musa Haro, Abdu Isah, Wada Hassan and Nera Ardo, who was wounded in an attempt to escape and was taken to a public health facility for treatment under tight security.

The police said all the suspects are in custody and hail from Shalengwa Village, Kwajafa District, Hawul, Borno State.  

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A security source told Scudnews that the suspects have confessed to the crime and had admitted collecting a sum of N800, 000 as ransom for the baby’s freedom.

The police said investigation was in progress to unravel other escapades of the gang before prosecuting the suspects.

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In a related development which occurred on the same day, a blind pastor, a widow and five of her children were abducted barely a few days after they moved into a new building at the Abattoir stream area of Abaji, a satellite community in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The armed men were said to have stormed their home at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, May 17, shooting sporadically to scare residents.   

A team of policemen and vigilantes reportedly arrived the scene in response to a distress call hours after the bandits had captured and disappeared from the scene with their victims who were yet to savour the joy of moving into a new apartment when the armed men struck.

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The police said anti-kidnapping operatives were on the trail of the armed men to rescue the victims and bring the perpetrators to book.

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