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Police Apprehends Man Who Abducted, Murdered 6-yr Old Cousin In Zaria

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A six-year-old girl, Aisha Saidu, has been brutally killed by slashing her neck with a razor blade by a suspected kidnapper on account that she recognized him in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi Local Government Area confessed to the heinous crime, “admitting to slaying the innocent child by brutally slashing her neck with a razor blade on the account that she recognized him and then went on to dispose her lifeless body in a well.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansir Hassan in a statement yesterday, said, “On February 12, 2024, at about 1 00 hrs, Mr. Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City police station that his daughter, Aisha Saidu, a six-year-old female, went missing on her way to Islamiyya school.”

The statement explained that according to Mr. Dahiru, Aisha was allegedly abducted by her cousin brother, Abdulazeez Idris, also residing in Ungwan Juma’a, Zaria.

Following her disappearance, the statement further explained that Mr. Dahiru received a phone call from an unknown individual, later identified as the perpetrator, demanding a ransom of ₦8,000,000 (eight million Naira) for her safe return.

The PPRO said that the case was transferred to Anti Kidnapping Unit of SCID Kaduna, where they traced and arrested the perpetrator, identified as Abdulazeez Idris, in Makarfi Local Government Area.

The Commissioner of Police CP Audu Ali Dabigi assured members of the public that the case is going to be diligently investigated to ensure that justice is served for Aisha Saidu and her grieving family.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” the statement explained.

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