Suspected kidnapper of lawmaker feared killed

September 2, 2019
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A suspected kidnapper believed to have taken part in the abduction of the lawmaker representing Zaria City Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Ibrahim Dabo, has been feared killed.

The Nation gathered that the suspect was feared killed during a gun duel with the police on a routine patrol of the Kaduna-Zaria expressway on Sunday.

Although police spokesman Yakubu Sabo is yet to react to the development, a security source said the suspect alongside four other gang members were engaged in a gun battle with the police while trying to block the highway.

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A source said: “About five suspected kidnappers were involved in the blocking of the road before their encounter with the police.

“One of them was killed in the process, while the other four escaped into the bush.”

He said a locally-made rifle was recovered from the suspects.

The Nation learnt that the kidnappers were the hoodlums who abducted the Kaduna State House Assembly member last Friday.

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