Contrary to what the Nigeria Police would want the public to believe, the family of one of the three Ahmadu Bello University students reportedly kidnapped along the Abuja/Kaduna expressway has said it paid money to effect her release.
Sadiq Ango, a Twitter user took to the Social media platform to debunk the announcement as reported that the police rescued the three victims.
He tweeted thusly:
“Lies…It took us 48 long hours of negotiations with the kidnappers to secure the release of our sister to us, NOT the police. Ransom was paid in full as negotiated with the three families involved.”
Lies… It took us 48 long hours of negotiations with the kidnappers to secure the release of our sister to us, NOT the police. Ransom was paid in full as negotiated with the three families involved. https://t.co/cKwuKJCU2p
— Sadiq Ango (@sadiqango) August 28, 2019
Ango was reacting to a statement by the Kaduna State Police Command that its men effected the release of the victims.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Yakubu Sabo had said in a statement that:
“The Command wishes to state that, on the said date, August 26, at about 18:50hrs, Armed Men in Military Uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari Village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnaped six persons.
“However, due to the prompt response of the Police and other security agents to the scene, three people were later released by the hoodlums due to intensive combing within the general area.”
The statement said the three students alongside the abandoned vehicles at the scene of the incident, were moved to the Police Station.
However, Ango’s rebuttal places a question mark on the credibility of the Police on the issue.