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Kaduna: Police foils attacks, rescue 16 kidnapped victims

…Recovers stolen vehicle. 

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command says it has rescued sixteen suspected kidnapped victims and a stolen vehicle along Birnin Gawri Road, in Kaduna State.

A statement by the Command’s spokesman, ASP Muhammed Jalige, on Monday stated that the victims, mostly female, were rescued by its men, based on tip-offs.

It stated that, “On the 16th January, 2022, the Kaduna Police Command through Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Buruku received information that some persons were sighted around masallaci area along Birnin Gwari Road, who were suspected to be victims of kidnapping.

“On the strength of the report, the DPO immediately mobilized personnel on rescue mission to the area. On sighting the advancing troops, the hoodlums took to their heels, leaving behind sixteen (16) victims whom the Operatives successfully rescued,” it stated.

“Those rescued are: Patience Markus ‘F’, Mercy Musa ‘F’, Gloria Sunday ‘F’, Yunis Sunday ‘M’, Peace Ayuba ‘F’, Grace Sunday ‘F’, Sarafina Sunday ‘F’, Mechak Musa ‘M’, respectively, from Udawa Village of Chikun LGA of the state; while Musa Mudu ‘M’, Joshua Mudu ‘M’,  Jummai Musa ‘F’, Alfa Markus ‘M’, are of Gadagi Baggi Village of the same LGA.”

It added that, “Abdulaziz Shola ‘M’, Tanimu Muhammed ‘M’, Mutari Idris ‘M’ and Sani Musa ‘M’ are from Lagos, Kano, Zamfara and Niger States, respectively.”

“The above success recorded by the Command is not unconnected with the community participation and vigilance-cum prompt reportage to the security agencies; thus, the Command is urging other communities to emulate same in a bid to secure our respective communities from criminal elements,” it stated.

The statement stressed that also recovered on the scene was a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle when it acted, based the report.

Police stated that the Toyota Corolla vehicle was seen packed in a seemingly suspicious manner at Old Tipper Garage, Mando, Kaduna.

“The Police Operatives of the Command attached to Kawo Division immediately swung into action and recovered the vehicle, with Reg. No KSF 674 HD Maroon in colour, to the Station for further investigation and possible arrest of the perpetrators.

“Meanwhile, preliminary investigation reveals that the said vehicle was snatched at gun point in Zaria metropolis, as effort is on to identify the rightful owner.”

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