Nigeria

Kano university student abducted

A 23-year-old student of Botany at Bayero University, Kano, Sakina Bello, has been kidnapped.

Bello was abducted along Janbulo and Rijiyar Zaki area of the Kano metropolis on Tuesday.

The 300-level student was said to have been kidnapped inside a commercial tricycle (Adai Daita Sahu).

A source said the kidnappers placed a call to the family and demanded N100million ransom from the family.

“She left home around 3 pm on Tuesday and could not come back until this moment. She was supposed to go to Janbulo from our house in Rjiyar Zaki.

“They called her elder brother around 9 pm and informed him that she is their den and that they will call back on Wednesday. And the next they do is to demand N100million ransom,” the source explained.

Speaking to Daily Trust, spokesman for Kano Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the police received a report of a missing person around 3 pm on Tuesday and started investigating the matter immediately.

“We received a report of a missing person from Rjiyar Zaki and we immediately swung into action to trace her whereabouts. The command is putting more effort to ensure she is traced and reunite with her family,” he said.

Kano is among the North West States that is not affected by the widespread abductions across the region.

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