A Fulani female kidnapper identified as Hauwa Yunus has been arrested after being linked to the kidnap of several prominent Nigerians.
Hauwa lives in a village in Nasarawa State. According to a security operative, Abdullahi Alhassan, “Hauwa is from Jigawa State but lives in Masaka village in Nasarawa State.”
The kidnapper is a very beautiful woman, who had been in three marriages. All the three marriages, he explained, had collapsed due to her wayward lifestyle and deviant attitude.
The involvement of Hauwa Yunus, the female kidnapper, according to ArewaLive findings, has opened more dangerous dimensions to the alarming extent kidnapping has reached in the Nigeria
The notorious Hauwa has reportedly confessed to her role in the abduction of some of her boyfriends who she lured into relationships with her beauty.
She was also said to have confessed to raping some of her victims as a result of her strong sexual appetite, especially after consuming some illicit drugs.
A police source who confirmed the arrest of the 24-year-old Fulani woman:
“The long arm of the law caught up with her recently in Abuja where she confessed to the police that she was in fact behind the kidnapping of her first boyfriend, who she confessed was rich and very caring.
She stated further that when she realized that the man had several other girlfriends she decided to make money from him by kidnapping him.”
Explaining how she managed to plan the kidnapping of her boyfriend, Arewa Live gathered that she lured him to one hotel where they both spent the night together.
The man did not know that she had arranged for him to be kidnapped on their way out of the hotel.
She also confessed to organizing the kidnap of her second boyfriend who was abducted after stopping by the roadside to buy some things.
“He paid the sum of one million naira as ransom and I collected fifty thousand naira as my share.”
Her third boyfriend who was not rich like the others, paid after N500,000 for his release and it was gathered that she spent more time with him than others.
Hauwa also disclosed that she planned the kidnap of her best friend Zainab, after she overheard her talking about getting a credit alert of N600,000.
“I thought that the best thing to do was to kidnap her and collect the money from her. Eventually, I kidnapped her.”
Zainab did not survive the torture she was subjected to after being kidnapped as she died from the injuries she sustained.
After her friend’s death, Hauwa reportedly ransacked Zainab’s room, took her ATM card and withdrew all the money in her account. She also took her friend’s car which she repainted and sold including other personal belongings.
Karma would catch up with Hauwa as she was eventually arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Squad under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Hauwa is currently helping the police in its findings on several other kidnappings in different parts of the North.
It is not an exaggeration that kidnapping is now a big business in Nigeria. In fact, it is a multibillion naira business given the number of kidnappings taking place every year and the amount paid by families of kidnap victims as ransoms around the nation. Record also places Nigeria as one of the countries with the highest rate of kidnapping in the world.
Findings have shown that people are kidnapped on a daily basis as the state government seems to have become totally incapable of bringing the menace to an end.
In almost every case of kidnapping, ransoms are paid by the family of the victim. The amount paid, however, would depend on the status of the victim, his placement in the society or the condition under which he became a victim.