Kidnapped chief imam, senchi regains freedom

The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the release of the Chief Imam of Senchi in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Mode Senchi.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Senchi was kidnapped by unknown men on March 18.

The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, made the confirmation while addressing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.

Kabiru said, “The Chief Imam Senchi, Alhaji Mode Senchi, who was reportedly kidnapped on March, 18 was rescued on March 28, in good health and has been reunited with his family”.

He stated that efforts were ongoing to arrest the suspects connected with the incident.

The CP recalled that the chief Imam was earlier abducted in 2017 by unknown men, adding that he had to pay N13 million ransom before he could be released.

“But this time around, no ransom has been paid and we will soon get the suspects as our men will not leave any stone unturned for any criminal in this state,” he said.

He also disclosed that the command arrested three suspected armed robbers on March 28 with three locally made guns, based on intelligence report, adding that investigation had commenced on the matter.

The commissioner advised parents and guardians to closely monitor their children, especially minors while sending them on errand, either in the day or night.

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