By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the kidnapping of seven persons at Danbushiya Village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo Abubakar however, said that two of the victims have been rescued.
“On 23/08/19 at about 2300hrs, DPO Malali reported that he received a distress call that, Armed Men in military uniform blocked access road to Baba Tunde Fashola Housing Estate Danbushiya Village at the outskirt of Kaduna and intercepted a Honda Accord Reg. No. LND 753 AL and five (5) other vehicles and kidnapped seven persons.
“Patrol teams within the Metropolis led By the DPO were quickly mobilised to the scene of the incident but the hoodlums had already escaped with the victims,” it said.
The statement explained that however, due to pressurised patrols within the general area, two of the victims were later found being released by the hoodlums.
“The two released victims alongside the vehicles were recovered to the Police station.
“Upon search, the sum of ten thousand ($10,000) US Dollars and six hundred and forty seven thousand Naira (N647,300) were recovered in one of the Vehicles respectively.
Meanwhile, combined teams of Policemen Anti Kidnapping Unit and Vigilante were later dispatched to the scene for Search Operation with a view to arrest the perpetrators and rescue the remaining five victims.
It further informed that the IGP’S IRT were also contacted for Technical Support in tracking the hoodlums.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali A. Janga psc has assured the good people of Kaduna State that, the last night incident will not deter the Command from its collective determination in the recent war against criminals and therefore calls for continued support by all well meaning citizens of the State,” it concluded.