Criminals may kidnap children during Sallah, Police warn Bauchi residents
The Nigeria Police have warned people in Bauchi State that some criminal elements in the state may be kidnapping children during the Sallah celebrations.
Spokesperson of the state police command SP Haruna Mohammed said in a statement yesterday that intelligence report at its disposal revealed that some criminal elements who infiltrated the State were planning to kidnap children for ransom or other motives.
He said that it was imperative to inform the public about the development so that people would look after their wards during the period.
He urged residents to pay special attention to strangers and report suspicious persons or objects within their neighbourhood to the nearest police station.
He assured, however, that the Police Command was fully committed to providing safe environment before, during and after the Eid- El Fitr Sallah Celebration.