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Police rescue three abducted victims, recover arms, and a vehicle, in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued three [email protected] victims in two different locations and recovered arms, ammunition, a vehicle, and a motorcycle. 

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 The Spokesperson of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Muhammad Jalige in a statement, explained that:

“the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, FDC directives on rigorous visible patrols and  domination of public space by Police has continued to yield the desired outcome with the rescue of three (3) kidnapped victims,  recovery of kidnappers’ firearms and ammunition as well as operational vehicle and motorcycle by Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command.”

“These accomplished feats were against the backdrop of a complaint received on the 4th September 2022 that one Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar ‘M’ of Dorayi village in Kano State has been kidnapped on the same date at Barde village in Ikara LGA of Kaduna State and the abductors were demanding for the sum of fifty million nairas (N50,000,000:00) ransom.” “On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State “On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command CP Yekini Ayoku psc(+), and directed the Divisional Police Officer Ikara to spread his operational dragnet to ensure the victim is rescued unhurt and culprits arrested.

“Consequently, on the 9th September 2022 at about 2015hrs  Police Operatives attached to the  Division while on intensive purposeful crime prevention patrol along Ikara- Tashan Yari road intercepted a motorcycle conveying three persons riding suspiciously.
“The Operatives promptly caught up with the motorcyclists after a high-speed chase  and two of the riders on sensing Police pursuit jumped off the motorcycle and fled into the bush.”

“The Operatives upon search of the motorcycle recovered a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with ten (10) rounds of live 7.62 X 39mm ammunitions. The identity of the rescued man was later discovered to be the Yusuf Abdullahi Abubakar ‘m’ of Dorayi whose report of kidnap was earlier received by the Division.

The victim and the exhibits were moved to the Police Station for further investigation while the fleeing culprits are being trailed for arrest. The victim has been medically evaluated and reunited with his family.”

The Commissioner of Police commended the Officers for their achievements and tasked them to do more to reduce crime and criminalities to the barest minimum in the State. He equally called on the public to be security conscious at all times and to alert security agencies on noticing any suspicious movement and activities around them.

Source: Vanguard

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