Vigilant Security Operatives from the Kano State Police Command last Saturday night in Hotoro quarters of the metropolis rescued a mother of three, identified as Khadeja Ibrahim, who miraculously escaped from the hands of her abductors, as she was kidnapped from Maiduguri, Borno State.
She was rescued at about 11 pm last Saturday in the Hotoro area of Kano State from the grips of her captives, who drove her to Kano after kidnapping her at a bus stop on her way to the hospital in Maiduguri.
Briefing reporters in Kano Sunday, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abbati Maigari Dikko, disclosed that Khadija’s captives picked her from a bus stop, pretending to offer her lift.
According to the CP, no sooner she boarded the vehicle than she was hypnotized, with some undisclosed substances, which promptly rendered her unconscious, not realizing, where she was until the vehicle in which they were travelling developed a technical hitch at the outskirts of Kano.
While the vehicle was on transit, the CP said that her captives asked her whether she is familiar with Kano metropolis but she replied that she had no idea.
Thereafter, according to the Police Commissioner, her captors told her that they were taking to Kano to perform:” Aiki Allah (like a Jihad).
Furthermore, the CP disclosed that as soon as Khadeja regained consciousness, she realized that the clothes she earlier wore had been removed and substituted with something that looked like a locally made bullet proof jacket, adorned with so many chains and nails.
Meanwhile, according to the CP, while efforts were been made to fix the vehicle, which was also carrying two men, Khadija and another woman, and in the process she attempted to remove the jacket because she heard about the Aiki Allah, which aroused her suspicion that she is at the wrong hands (Boko Haram insurgents).
Fortunately for Khadeja, according to the CP, she was able to remove the jacket, jumped out of the car and ran out, as one of the captors pursued her, threatening that wherever she escapes to she would be traced, emphasizing that they are all over the environment.
But however, the CP noted that God in His infinite mercy enabled her to make good her escape, during which she ran into some Security operatives, who rescued and took her to Hotoro Police Station, from where she was transferred to the Kano Police Command Headquarters in Hotoro between 11 and 12 Saturday midnight.
Meanwhile, Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has cautioned Kano people to be extra-vigilant, particularly market men and women, following information that Boko Haram insurgents may launch an attack in any of the markets in the commercial city of Kano.
This followed information extracted from the Boko Haram insurgents that they may launch an attack in any of the Kano markets, sooner or later, hence the need to be extra vigilant.