A total of five persons were on Friday, kidnapped at the Danbushiya Village in Kaduna by bandits dressed in Army uniforms, police have confirmed.
Reporting the incidence, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, stated, “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.”
Yakubu further revealed that a patrol team was immediately sent to the scene but the uniform wearing bandits had varnished before the officers arrived.
He continued, “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.
The spokesperson also revealed that the officers found $10,000 US Dollars and N647,300 in one of the vehicles that were supposedly used for their operations, adding that the Police Anti-Kidnapping team, Vigilantes, the IGP IRT team, have all been called into action to help track the movements of the bandits.