The Police in Kebbi, have rescued the Chief Imam of Sanchi, Mohammad Mande, who was kidnapped on the 18th March in his village, Sanchi in Danko Wasagu local government area of Kebbi State from suspected kidnappers.
The Kebbi State Police Commissioner, CP Umar Kabir, made the disclosure to journalist at the state police headquarters in Birnin during a brief ceremony to decorate 10 police officers out of the 766 promoted by the IGP in the state.
According to CP Kabir, the religious leader was rescued by the police without paying any ransom to the suspected kidnappers and the victim, chief Imam of Sanchi, has since been reunited with his family. He recalled that the same person was abducted in 2015 and a ransom of 13 million was paid by the family, until the police successful rescued him and recovered the ransom.
The CP also announced that as part of efforts by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to improve the welfare of the police, 766 police personnel in Kebbi have been promoted.
“I am happy to say that the IGP has approved the promotion of 766 police personnel from Kebbi. 181 promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Inspector while 585 were promoted to the rank of Sergeant from Corporal,” he said.
CP Kabir also said the 30 days ultimatum given by IGP to members of public to return all licensed and unlicensed firearms to the police for renewal, has expired.
He warned that anybody who failed to do so would be culpable of arrest. He equally warned members of the public to desist from using illegal or covered car plate numbers, use of siren, tinted glass. All companies, corporate organisations, VIPs and individuals seeking for police protection should do so through the office of the state commissioner of police.