By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed kidnapped of a woman and four children by Bandits in Sabon Tasha and oil village in same axis in kaduna State. Police also confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday 11th December 5am when the Bandits, numbering about 30 invaded the areas located in Chikun local government of the State.
The Command in a statement on Saturday evening averred that it foiled the armed Bandits attacks through the Divisional Police Officer Sabon Tasha Division Kaduna which acted on a distressed call received from a good Samaritan.
According to our sources, some suspected armed bandits “numbering about thirty (30), with some in military gears and bearing dangerous weapons, were making ferocious effort to break into a residential area at Sabo GRA in Chikun LGA of the State in an attempt to commit heinous crime.
A Police statement signed by spokesman of the police command ASP Muhammed Jalige stated that “On receiving the distress call, Operatives were immediately mobilized with the support of other security agents to the scene with a view to thwart the bandit’s intention.
“The criminals on sensing the presence of security agents, started shooting indiscriminately. However, the Operatives did not hesitate in returning fire for fire and succeeded in foiling the attempt.
“The criminals been frustrated by the Police and other security agents, set the resident on fire and flee for their lives.
“Unfortunately, it was discovered that the bandits operated simultaneously with one at oil village in the same Sabo Location where they kidnapped a woman and her four (4) children to an unknown destination.
“Meanwhile, investigation into the two incidences has since commenced while effort is ongoing to facilitate safe rescue of the victims of the other sad incident”, it stated.
It also stated that “The Command is deeply saddened by the setback but is doing everything possible to restore normalcy within the public space in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police IGP Baba Usman Alkali.”, urging members of the public to promptly report suspicious situations and incidences as that will elicit a quick positive response from the Command.