By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Personnel of the Kaduna Police Command have on Wednesday May 25, 2022 rescued seven persons who were kidnapped from Kachia Local Government Area.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige said that they were rescued close to Kaduna metropolis.
“On the 25/5/2022 at about 0930hrs seven persons (all females) identified as Godiya James 30yrs, Beauty Mandela 23yrs, Elizabeth Markus 13yrs, Alheri Maichibi 13yrs, Lydia Iliya 6yrs, Bridget Obadiah 4yrs and Amama Hassan 3yrs all of Mai Goro Village, Kachia LGA were seen helplessly wandering around the bush after Tsohon Gayan Village,” it said.
It informed that they were immediately evacuated and rescued to Toll Gate Divisional Police Headquarters.
“Preliminary inquiry revealed that on the 22/5/2022 at about 1200hrs the said persons were allegedly abducted at the aforementioned village by suspected armed bandits to an unknown destination.
“When debriefed, they claimed to have escaped from captivity while the bandits on sentry were asleep.
“All the rescued persons are stable but weak. However, they have been profiled and taken to a medical facility for immediate medical attention,” it said.
The statement added that efforts are ongoing to establish contact with their relations for proper handing over.
“The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini A. Ayoku psc(+),mni commended the Officers and men responsible for the rescue and urged members of the public to always be vigilant and report suspicious persons or objects in their environment through these emergency lines, 07039675856 and 08075391105 for prompt response,” it concluded.