Kaduna State Police Command has said that it successfully foiled two kidnap attempts in two separate operations and rescued five victims.
Some of the victims were on transit when they met the ill-fate, while the others were abducted from their home.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Offocer of the Command, ASP Mohammad Jalii on Tuesday.
The statement said: On the 7th June, 2021 the Command received a distress call through DPO Kafanchan that at about 0130hrs unknown Gunmen had blocked Jagindi Godo-Godo road, attacked a Sharon Vehicle with Reg.No MGU 15 ZF and suspected to have abducted the occupants of the said vehicle.
“On receipt of the information, the DPO led a team of Policemen to the scene, gave the bandits a hot chase occasioned by a tactical fire response against the bandits who were shooting sporadically at the Operatives.
“It is however a joyful ending as the Operatives succeeded in rescuing the three victims unhurt, namely; (1) Godiya Ishaya ‘M’ of Bukuru town Jos (2) Blessing Isuwa ‘F’ of Kanke LGA Plateau state and (3) Emmanuel Daniel ‘M’ of Gbai Bagori village of Bauchi state.
“In a related development, the Command received a report from DPO Rigasa Kaduna that on the same date at about 02:48hrs some armed Bandits invaded the residence of one Abdulganiyu Husseini ‘M’ 45 years of Mahuta Community, kidnapped him, his wife and daughter and were said to be heading to the forest.
” On getting the hint of the incident, Operatives were immediately mobilized to the area and engaged the bandits in fierce exchange of fire of which the superior and tactical fire power of the Police forced the Bandits to abandon the wife and her daughter, namely; Nafisat Abdulganiyu ‘F’ 40 years and Barakat Abdulganiyu ‘
“Unfortunately they escaped with one victim the husband cum father mentioned earlier to an unknown destination.
“However, effort is been intensified with a view to rescuing the victim and the possible arrest of the culprits.” the statement reads