Fresh reports reaching us confirm that officers of Katsina State Police Command have arrested some suspects in connection with the abduction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, Alhaji Musa Umar.
Umar Musa, according to police reports, regained his freedom twenty four hours after he was kidnapped at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Wednesday.
The bandits invaded the residence of Umar in a Peugeot, shooting sporadically into the air before abducting the old man.
Gambo Isah, the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, in a statement on Thursday confirmed the arrest of the kidnappers.
One of the officers was said to have been hit with bullets during a gun-duel with the kidnappers.
Before the arrest, Gambo said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, along with police patrol teams immediately arrived at the scene and engaged in a gun battle with the bandits before making some arrests.
“Police patrol teams at Kusada Division Katsina State intercepted the hoodlums and engaged them in a gun duel, and as a result, one Inspector Muntari Maikudi attached to Kusada Division sustained a gunshot injury and was rushed to the Federal Medical Center Katsina for treatment.
“IGP Tactical Squad, SARS teams, PMF and counter-terrorism units have already been dispatched to rescue the victim alive and safely to his family,” the statement read in part.
The command, however, appealed to members of the public to always assist security agencies with timely intelligence on the activities of bandits.
He added that the command and other security agencies are ready to bring to an end the activities of the bandits.
The victim is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the ADC to the President.
Before his appointment, he was a retired customs comptroller and a business mogul.