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Kaduna police rescue five kidnapped victims, arrest suspect


The Kaduna State Police Command has verified the rescue of five individuals who had been kidnapped, as well as the apprehension of a suspected kidnapper. 

This occurred during an operation where bandits killed four people and injured others.

The Command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansur Hassan, issued a statement detailing that the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate bandit attack on October 6, 2023, around 2330 hours at Unguwan Dankali, Zaria LGA of Kaduna State.

Giving details on how the rescue mission was achieved, Mansur said “On receipt of the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer Dan Magaji Division and the Area Commander Zaria Area Command, mobilized personnels immediately to the location where 6 persons were found critically injured.”

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“They were immediately evacuated to the Muslim Clinic Hospital Zaria where the doctors on duty confirmed four of the victims dead while the remaining victims were immediately admitted to the said Hospital.”

“Thereafter, the joint response teams consisting of the Police, Military, and Civilian JTF went in pursuit of the bandits, and due to the superior fire power of the security forces, the hoodlums were forced to abandon five kidnapped victims namely: Halima Musa ‘F’ 27 years, Rukaiya Salisu ‘F’ 25 years,  Ummi Sadisu ‘F’, Yusuf Musa ‘M’ 8 months and Aisha Rabiu ‘F’ 2 years.”

Hassan also reported that a suspect named Mansir Umar from After Rail Unguwar Dankali was arrested for possessing several military woodland camouflage wears. 

He is strongly suspected of being a gunman who attacked the community. Preliminary investigations have begun, and the suspect is cooperating with the police. Efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining fleeing bandits.

CP Musa Yusuf Garba expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and urged public members to assist the police with any information that could lead to the arrest of the remaining fleeing bandits.