The Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has said it rescued some kidnap victims from kidnappers in the State.
Naija News learnt that the victims were rescued from the hands of the criminal elements around the Masallaci area, along Birnin Gwari road yesterday.
It was gathered that the kidnappers were directing their victims to an unknown location through the route when they were sighted by some locals who informed the police of the development.
Speaking on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement made available to newsmen, explained that through its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Buruku, the command received information about the movement of the kidnappers.
Jalige explained that “on the strength of the report, the DPO immediately mobilized personnel on a rescue mission to the area.
“On sighting the advancing troops, the hoodlums took to their heels leaving behind sixteen (16) victims whom the operatives successfully rescued, namely: Patience Markus ‘F’, Mercy Musa ‘F’, Gloria Sunday ‘F’, Yunis Sunday ‘M’, Peace Ayuba ‘F’, Grace Sunday ‘F’, Sarafina Sunday ‘F’ and Mechak Musa ‘M’.”
It stated that the victims are residents of Udawa village of Chikun LGA, while “Musa Mudu ‘M’, Joshua Mudu ‘M’, Jummai Musa ‘F’, Alfa Markus ‘M’ are of Gadagi Biaggi Village of the same Local Government Area.”
Other victims, according to the statement are “Abdulaziz Shola ‘M’, Tanimu Muhammed ‘M’, Mutari Idris ‘M’ and Sani Musa ‘M’ from Lagos, Kano, Zamfara and the Niger States, respectively.”
The police command commended efforts of the community and their vigilance, most especially informing security agencies of the happenings around them, Naija News reports.
In another development, the Command also acted on a report that a Toyota Corolla vehicle was seen parked in a seemingly suspicious manner at old Tipper Garage, Mando, Kaduna.
The statement stated that the Police Operatives of the Command, attached to Kawo Division, immediately swung into action and recovered the vehicle with Reg. No KSF 674 HD to the station for further investigation and possible arrest of the perpetrators.
The police statement confirmed that the said vehicle was snatched at gunpoint in Zaria metropolis and that effort was on to identify the rightful owner.