From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Police Command, said it has foiled kidnapping attempt and rescued five victims.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Mohammad Jalii stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that on the 7th June, 2021, the Command received a distress call through DPO Kafanchan, that unknown gunmen at about 0130hrs had blocked Jagindi Godo-Godo road, and attacked a Sharon vehicle with Reg.No MGU 15 ZF and abducted the occupants of the said vehicle.
“On receipt of the information, the DPO led a team of Policemen to the scene and gave the bandits a hot chase and rescued the victims.
The victims were identified as; (1) Godiya Ishaya ‘M’ of Bukuru town Jos (2) Blessing Isuwa ‘F’ of Kanke LGA of Plateau state and (3) Emmanuel Daniel ‘M’ of Gbai Bagori village of Bauchi state.
“ In a related development, the Command received a report from DPO Rigasa Kaduna that on the same day at about 0248hrs, some armed bandits invaded the residence of one Abdulganiyu Husseini ‘M’ 45 years of Mahuta community and kidnapped him, his wife and daughter.
“ On getting the hint of the incident, operatives were immediately mobilized to the area and engaged the bandits in fierce exchange of fire of which the superior and tactical fire power of the Police forced the bandits to abandon the wife and her daughter, namely; Nafisat Abdulganiyu ‘F’ 40 years and Barakat Abdulganiyu.
“Unfortunately they escaped with the husband to an unknown destination.”