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Police confirm kidnap of mother, four children in Kaduna

It has been confirmed by the Kaduna State Police conmmand has confirmed the kidnap of a mother and her four children at Oil Village’ in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Jalige, who made the confirmation in a statement, said the bandits’ attacks on the two locations were simultaneous.

The statement read in part, “In the early hours of 11th December, 2021 at about 0105hrs, the Kaduna Police Command through Divisional Police Officer, Sabon Tasha Division, Kaduna acted on a distress call received from a good Samaritan to the fact that some suspected armed bandits numbering about 30 with some in military gears and bearing dangerous weapons, were making ferocious effort to break into a residential area at Sabo GRA in Chikun LGA of the State in an attempt to commit heinous crime.

“On receiving the distress call, operatives were immediately mobilised with the support of other security agents to the scene with a view to thwart the bandit’s intention. The criminals on sensing the presence of security agents, started shooting indiscriminately.

“However, the operatives did not hesitate in returning fire for fire and succeeded in foiling the attempt. The criminals been frustrated by the Police and other security agents, set the resident on fire and flee for their lives”.

“Unfortunately, it was discovered that the bandits operated simultaneously with one at oil village in the same Sabo Location where they kidnapped a woman and her four children to an unknown destination.”

Jalige added that the Command had launched investigation into the two incidences while efforts were on to rescue the kidnapped mother and her four children.

He said the command were saddened by the attack and they’re putting in efforts to put a stop to bandits activities.




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