Five kidnapped victims have been rescued from the den of kidnappers by operatives of Kaduna State Police Command.
Nigeriacrime.com also gathered that two of the suspected bandits’ kidnappers were arrested.
Confirming the arrest, the Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Mansur Hassan, explained that the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Musa Yusuf Garba commiserated with the families of those that lost their lives during the unfortunate incident of bandits attack on 6th October 2023 at about 11:30 PM at Unguwan Dankali, Zaria LGA of Kaduna State.
According to him, “On receipt of the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer Dan Magaji Division and the Area Commander Zaria Area Command, mobilised personnel immediately to the location where 6 persons were found critically injured.”
“They were immediately evacuated to the Muslim Clinic Hospital Zaria where the doctors on duty confirmed four (4) 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 firepower of the security forces, the hoodlums were forced to abandon five (5) 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 stated that the victims were immediately rescued and conveyed to the above-mentioned Hospital.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects Mansir Umar ‘M’ of After Rail Unguwar Dankali was immediately arrested in possession of several military woodland camouflage wears and was strongly suspected to be one of the gunmen who attacked the said community.
“Preliminary investigation has since commenced and the suspect is cooperating with the Police while concerted effort is being intensified toward arresting the remaining fleeing bandits.”
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, while commiserating with the family members of the deceased, call on members of the public to volunteer in assisting the Police with any relevant information that will lead to the arrest of the remaining fleeing bandits,” the statement added.