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NSCDC arrests four suspected kidnappers in Zamfara –

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested four kidnapping suspects in Zamfara State.

This National Center for Disease Control and Prevention State spokesman Ikor Oche revealed this while showing the suspects to reporters at the agency’s command headquarters in Gussau on Tuesday.

He said the suspect was arrested for the attempted forcible abduction of a two-year-old child in Angwa Shado on the outskirts of Gusau on Saturday.

A spokesman said: “The child was carried by his 13-year-old sister on a business trip in the area.

“One of the suspects tried to snatch the baby from the girl before running into an unfinished building where the other three suspects were waiting.

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“The young girl sounded the alarm, attracting community members who eventually tracked the abducted baby to the unfinished building, leading to the arrest of four suspects, aged between 20 and 25.

“However, the suspects denied any knowledge of the alleged offence, claiming they were in the unfinished building while under the influence of opium and cannabis.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that all four suspects were present at the crime scene, two of whom had been identified by the child’s sister.”

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