A security guard at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Abubakar Aliyu, has been arrested with two others, Abubakar Yakubu aka Dogo and Isaa Kabiru aka Wicked, for the alleged kidnapping of two lecturers in the institution.
The lecturers were identified as one Prof Ibrahim Bako and Dr Abdulmumuni Ibrahim, said to be lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine.
The gang also reportedly kidnapped Ibrahim’s two children as well as one Ajiyah Ramatu and her son, Rabiu. It was learnt that Ramatu and Rabiu were abducted at the sick bay unit of the university.
City Round gathered that suspects were apprehended recently by detectives attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team.
Police said the gang carried out six kidnappings in the university and confessed to have been engaged by a former chief security officer of the institution who is still at large.
A police source told punch correspondent, “After a series of complaints, the university management requested the intervention of the IRT. During our investigations, we arrested Abubakar Yakubu aka Dogo, an okada rider. He said a former chief security officer of the university and one Bello, were the ones who invited him and his gang to terrorise the university because the present VC removed him (the CSO) from his position.”
Yakubu, who hails from Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, said that he was introduced to kidnapping by one Sanusi (also at large), adding that he got between N16,000 and N30,000 share each time a ransom was paid.