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, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect, Maryam Mohammed, 22, of Gabi in Soro town was arrested on Friday by police detectives attached to Soro Division.
Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspect allegedly kidnapped an eight-year-old girl, Azizah Shitu, who had been declared missing since May 4.
He said 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 preliminary investigations had revealed that Maryam was not a first time offender.