The Police Command in Kaduna State has confirmed that 5 persons have been kidnapped by armed men on Friday at Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis.
According to Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed this in via a statement saying, ‘
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“On August 23rd at about 2300hrs, DPO Malali reported that he received a distress call that armed men in military uniform blocked access road to Baba Tunde Fashola Housing Estate, Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna and intercepted a Honda Accord Reg. No. LND 753 AL and five other vehicles and kidnapped seven persons.’
“However, due to pressurised patrols within the general area, two of the victims were later found being released by the hoodlums. The two released victims alongside the vehicles were recovered to the Police station,” the spokesman said.
He went on to say that “upon search, the sum of $10,000 US Dollars and N647,300 were recovered in one of the vehicles”. Sabo added that combined teams of police Anti-kidnapping Unit and Vigilantes were later dispatched to the scene. “The IGP’S IRT were also contacted for Technical Support in tracking the hoodlums,” he added.