Teenager Kidnaps 4-year-old Girl; Demands N70,000 Ransom In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command have arrested a 16-year-old JSS 3 student, Abubakar Abdulbashir, who allegedly kidnapped his four-year-old cousin and kept her in an uncompleted building in Marabar Kankara town in Malumfashi LGA of the state.


According to the police report, a woman who was aware of the disappearance of the four-year-old girl, was passing by the uncompleted building in the area, when she spotted the missing girl in the company of Abdulbasir.

Vanguard reports that the woman quizzed Abdulbasir on what he was doing with the little girl and he responded that they were just chatting but she could take him home if she wanted.



Abdulbasir who later returned to the house was informed by his mother that his father was invited by the police and is being questioned over his whereabouts. Abdulbasir then decided to turn himself in and confessed to committing the crime.


Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Superintendent of Police, SP Isah Gambo, said:

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