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Police rescue 15 kidnapped citizens in Kaduna

From Esther Akaa

The Kaduna State Police Command, has rescued 15 kidnapped citizens in a rescue operations, carried out in different locations in Chikun Local Government Area of the State.

The State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement issued on Saturday, said the security operatives in their first operation, rescued three kidnapped women in Rijiya Uku general area.

“According to reports, three women were kidnapped on November 18th 2020 when armed bandits attacked a village in a neighbouring state. Since then, the bandits moved the hostages around to evade security forces, eventually crossing into Chikun LGA.

“Following a tip-off on Thursday 1st April 2021 revealing that the hostages had been sighted, Police personnel mobilized to the area and engaged the bandits, forcing them to abandon their captives.

“The freed hostages are listed as: Ladi Nuhu, Laraba Yusuf and Justina Ayuba,” the statement said.

It further revealed that the Police in another operation, rescued 12 persons who had been similarly abducted following an attack by armed bandits along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.

“The operatives on a routine patrol found the 12 persons in a Buruku forest and eventually rescued them while the criminals escaped.

“They are listed as: Bashar Buhari, Surajo Attahiru, Hassan Adamu, Falalu Yusuf, Sunusi Aminu, Shamsiya Sunusi, Adamu Sani, Suleiman Bahajetu, Salabi Mohammed, unidentified toddler and
two unidentified males,” it added.

The statement further said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai appreciated the efforts of the security operatives and commended the Kaduna State Police Command under the leadership of CP Umar Musa Muri for the success recorded so far.

It concluded that the governor also conveyed his warm regards and best wishes to the rescued citizens.

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