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Police foil Kidnap attempt in Kaduna, rescue 16 victims

The Kaduna State Police Command has foiled a kidnap attempt along the Birnin-Gwari Kaduna road, thereby rescuing sixteen victims.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, for the Commissioner of police in Kaduna.

According to the statement, “On the 16th January, 2022, the Kaduna Police Command through Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Buruku received information that some persons were sighted around Msallaci 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 a 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; namely, Patience Markus ‘F’, Mercy Musa ‘F’, Gloria Sunday ‘F’, Yunis Sunday ‘M’, Peace Ayuba ‘F’, Grace Sunday ‘F’, Sarafina Sunday ‘F’, Mechak Musa ‘M’.

“These mentioned victims are residents of Udawa village of Chikun LGA while (9) Musa Mudu ‘M’, Joshua Mudu ‘M’, Jummai Musa ‘F’, Alfa Markus ‘M’ are of Gadagi Baggi Village of the same LGA. Meanwhile, 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 bit to secure our respective communities from criminal elements,” the statement said.

In another development, the statement said the command had on the 16th January, 2022 acted on a report that a 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 gunpoint in Zaria metropolis as effort is on to identify the rightful owner.”

Written by Daniel Adejo