By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Ali Janga has charged residents of the state not to be deterred by two separate abduction incidents that happened in the state on Wednesday and Thursday, but assured of a peaceful Yuletide without apprehension.
This was contained in a statement titled, “CONFIRMATION OF KIDNAPPING INCIDENTS” signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, made available on Wednesday.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga psc is calling on general public not to be deterred by these incidents as the Command is already on top of the situation to ensure that the victims are safely rescued and ensure that the yuletide season is peacefully celebrated without apprehension.
“He equally solicits for support and understanding of the people particularly at a time like this,” it stated.
It explained that on December 19, 2019, the Kaduna State Police Command received information of two separate unfortunate incidents of kidnapping through DPO Buruku and Sabon Tasha respectively to the effect that, on 18/12/2019 at about 1430hours unknown Gunmen in Military Uniform intercepted a commuting vehicle along Birnin Gwari Road by unguwan Yako and consequently kidnapped two (2) occupants to unknown destination.
“The victims were identified as Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf Abubakar Sarkin Kudu the district head of Birnin Gwari and Alhaji Ibrahim Musa former education secretary of Birnin Gwari LGA.
“Similar unfortunate incident of kidnapping was recorded at Sabon Tasha In Chikun LGA where three (3) Persons Namely ; Jonathan Obi,Joakin Obi and Benjamin Obi all of the same address were kidnapped around 0200hours of today by Suspected hoodlums to unknown destination,” it said.
It further said that on receipt of the Information, Police Operatives from the Anti Kidnapping, SARS and the IRT were immediately drafted to the two areas.
“The entire bush around the two areas have been thoroughly combed with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits to face justice,” it added.
The Command said that it is deeply saddened by these unfortunate incidents and is doing everything possible to apprehend the culprits and rescue the victims unhurt.