Police rescue 4 victims from kidnappers in Kaduna

Police Command in Kaduna State said on Monaday that its operatives had rescued four persons kidnapped on a highway in Jema’a Local Government Area the state.

The Officer the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige,  the victims were rescued on Sunday at about 7pm, following the receipt credible information on the incident.

“The incident, which was received via distress call, had it that some bandits attacked two commuting vehicles around Bade forest in Jema’a LGA Kaduna State, and took six occupants the forest.

“On the strength the information, operatives were immediately mobilized to the area, trailed the bandits their enclaves, engaged them fierce shootout, thereby rescuing four victims unhurt while the bandits, some with bullet wounds, escaped deep the forest.

“However, concerted to rescue the remaining victims is tactically being coordinated to ensure they are safely returned,” he said.

Jalige also disclosed that Police have arrested a suspect for illegal possession fire arms and recovered two arms and three live cartridges.

According to him, on July 18 at about 1.50pm, the operatives the Kaduna Police Command acted on reliable information and succeeded in arresting the suspect, aged 36.

“The suspect was in possession a locally fabricated pistol and three live polymer-cased 12-guage shotgun shells.

“The suspect’s resident was further searched where one double-barreled gun was equally recovered,” he added.

The Police spokesperson said the Command had launched an investigation the incident with the aim establishing the motive behind the unlawful possession the weapons, and possible arrest more suspects.

“The Command appreciates the patriotic citizens for assisting the Police with useful information on the activities criminal elements in their midst, while urging others to emulate same in the interest peace and tranquility within and across our communities.”Jalige said. (NAN)