Operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Maiduguri have rescued Kashim Bukar-Dalori, the four- year old son of the Borno All Progressives Congress Chairman kidnapped on Wednesday.
NAN reports that the boy was kidnapped from school around 1pm by an unknown woman who falsely claimed to be a relative.
Demian Chukwu, The Borno Police Commissioner, had earlier said that police had launched a full investigation to rescue the child from his abductors.
A source told NAN that three of the kidnappers were arrested in Maiduguri and Kano on Friday on their way to collect N20 million ransom from a family member of the victim.
The source said: “It has been an exhaustive investigation. The suspects, a male who wanted to collect the ransom of N20 million in Kano, has also been arrested by our personnel.
“The boy, who was kept in Albarka Hotel in Maiduguri by a lady, was rescued and handed over to the family.
“It was after collecting the money that our IRT personnel from Kano arrested her. After her arrest, they promptly told us where the boy was kept. So we quickly mobilised our men and cordoned off the hotel in Maiduguri.
“She was the one that went to the school and picked him.”
Edet Okon, Police Public Relations Officer, Borno Command, confirmed the story.
Okon said: “I can confirm that the son of the APC Chairman that was kidnapped has been rescued and the suspects were also arrested. The suspects would be investigated and charged to court.”