Police arrest 15-year-old student suspected of attempted kidnapping in Niger
Niger Police Command arrested 15-year-old Samaki Azozo, a student at Izom State Science School, for allegedly attempting to kidnap schoolchildren in the Gurara metropolitan area.
Mr Adam Ousman, the state police commissioner who reported this to reporters in Minna on Friday, said the suspect, an SS2 student, wrote a letter and posted it on the school’s bulletin board, informing staff and students of the alleged kidnapping at the school.
He explained that the letter created tension between school staff and students.
The commissioner said the suspect claimed the letter was a ploy to close the school.
Usman said armed security forces were sent to the school to ensure the safety of staff and students.
“We don’t want to be taken by surprise; therefore, we need to take preventive security measures against any security threats.
He added that the command opened an investigation into the complaint and asked the public to help the command with useful information to combat banditry and kidnapping in the state.
Source: – Vanguard