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Police arrest woman for kidnapping 5-year-old girl, another nabbed for selling own baby in Kano

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The Kano State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded one Hafsat Jibrin who was suspected to have kidnapped a five-year-old girl, Aisha Sanusi in the state.

Addressing newsmen at the state’s Police headquarters, spokesman of the command, Abdullahi Haruna said that on January 6, one Sanusi Haruna of Farawa Quarters, reported that on January 4, at about 4: 00 pm, his daughter had been kidnapped.

The complainant added that, later in the day, he was contacted for N600,000 ransom.

On receipt of the information, according to Mr Haruna, the command’s anti-kidnapping team of Operation Puff-Adder swung into action.

Subsequently, the police spokesman said, Hafsat Jibrin, a resident of Hotoro quarters, was arrested led operatives to where she held the victim hostage.

Mr Haruna added that the victim was later handed over to her parents.

In the same vein, the spokesman also disclosed that a 25-year-old woman, Zainab Adam was arrested for trying to sell her own one-month-old baby in the state.

The spokesman told newsmen that the suspect was intercepted on January 1, along Giginyu quarters in the Kano metropolis in possession of the baby while looking for its buyer.

According to Mr Haruna, Ms Adam, a resident of Hotoro Quarters in Nassarawa local government area of the state, claimed to have given birth to the baby out of wedlock.

He added that the suspect is in the Police net while an investigation is ongoing.

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