A notorious kidnapper arrested by Niger State Police Command at Ashuira village in Rafi Local Government, Yusuf Adamu, has said lack of money to start cattle business made him to join a kidnap gang.
He said he was tired of rearing goats, cattle and sheep for another person and wanted to have his own, adding that he joined abductors because he heard people made money from kidnapping.
Adamu said: “The goats and sheep I reared belonged to another person and I needed money to start my own business. That was why I joined kidnappers.
“After operations, I was advised by a member of the gang to leave, but I refused because a lot of people are making money from kidnapping. I was desperate to start my business.”
He said his wife never knew he was an abductor, lamenting that his marriage would be over if she heard of his arrest and involvement in kidnapping.
“I did not tell her that I kidnap and there is possibility that at the end of this matter, she will divorce me. l am finished, ” Adamu said.
The command had arrested two abductors at Ashuira village after they were trailed to their hideout.
The kidnappers, Adamu, 20, from Zurmi in Zamfara State and Ibrahim Abubakar, 27, from Pandogari in Rafi Local Government of the state, were nabbed after a victim, Yahaya Sule, who lives at Ashuira village, reported to the police that gunmen invaded his home, killed his son Abubakar Yahaya 32 and kidnapped two of his children, Kabiru Yahaya and Halira Yahaya.
The Nation learnt that based on the information, the anti-kidnapping squad engaged the hoodlums in a shootout, which lasted for hours, during which the two kidnappers were injured.
Police spokesman Muhammad Abubakar said the victims have been rescued.