Three-year-old Awwal Suleiman
A yet to be identified woman has allegedly
kidnapped a three-year-old boy, Awwal
Suleiman, at Unguwar Barde, near prison yard
in Suleja, Niger State.
A resident of the area, who identified himself
as Yahaya, said the incident happened
penultimate Wednesday at about 5:00p.m.,
when the boy was playing outside their house.
He said when the mother of the boy went out
looking for him, she could not find him.
He said it was in the process of searching for
the boy that a neighbour said he was taken
away by a woman he could not identify.
“It was a neighbour who sells provisions in
the area that saw the time the woman held the
boy’s hand and came to the shop and bought
biscuits for him. I believe the shop owner
thought the boy was her child,” he said.
He added that a similar incident happened two
weeks ago when a child was kidnapped after
closing from school in the area, saying the
parents of the missing child are yet to trace
When contacted, the Suleja Divisional Police
Officer (DPO), in charge of Division (B),
Mohammad A. Mohammad, said he was not
aware of the incident, adding that nobody
came to report a missing child at his division.
He, however promised to find out from his
men who were on duty that day about the