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NIGERIA: Police Rescue 5-year Old Girl Up For Sale, Kill Two Suspected Kidnappers

Two Suspected KidnappersThe Zamfara State Police Command have killed two suspected members of a syndicate that specialised in kidnapping and trading in human parts in a raid on their hideout .

Malam Usman Gwary, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who stated this on Monday at a press briefing in Gusau, said a five-year-old girl was rescued in the raid.

Gwary said that two suspects were killed in a cross fire with the police along the Sokoto-Gusau highway.

He said the suspects were first intercepted as they were trying to negotiate the sale of the five-year-old girl in Zamfara.

The commissioner of police said that his men acted on a tip-off and laid ambush for the suspects at strategic points on the border between Zamfara and Sokoto states.

He said that the suspected criminals abducted the 5-year-old from a private school in Imo sometime last week.

Gwary said the girl was to be delivered for sale to another syndicate in Niger Republic through the Sokoto-Zamfara border.

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