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Just In: Five Abducted In Kaduna

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Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted five persons at Danbushiya Village in Malali, North of Kaduna State.

Naija News gathered that the gunmen, who were in military uniform, blocked the access road to the Babatunde Fashola Housing Estate and intercepted a Honda Accord with Reg. No. LND 753 AL and five other vehicles where they kidnapped seven persons.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, stated that a combined team of the command’s anti-kidnap squad and vigilante have been dispatched in the scene for search operations with the view to apprehending the perpetrators.

Sabo said: “On 23/08/19 at about 2300hrs, DPO Malali reported that he received a distress call that, Armed Men in military uniform blocked the access road to Babatunde 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.

“However, due to pressurised patrols within the general area, two of the victims were later found released by the hoodlums. The two released victims alongside the vehicles were taken to the Police station.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.