Bauchi Police Command said on Saturday that it has arrested a suspected female child kidnapper while trying to escape with the victim.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect, Maryam Mohammed, 22, of Gabi in Soro town was arrested on May 6 by the police detectives attached to Soro Division.
Mohammed said that the suspect allegedly kidnapped an eight-year-old girl, Azizah Shitu of Soro town, who had been declared missing since May 4.
He said that the suspect was arrested at Kamfanin Kutare on Bauchi – Maiduguri Road, while trying to board a car with the victim to an unknown destination.
The spokesman said that preliminary investigations had revealed that Maryam was not a first time offender.
He said that the suspect would be arraigned in court after police investigation.