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Bandits kidnap district head, ex-education secretary, others in Kaduna

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Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of one Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf Abubakar Sarkin Kudu, the district head of Birnin Gwari and Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, a former education secretary of the council.

The police also said three other persons were abducted at Sabon Tasha of Chikun council on Thursday.

Police spokesman Yakubu Sabo in a statement said the command received information of two separate incidents of kidnapping through DPO Buruku and Sabon Tasha area.

Sabo disclosed that unknown gunmen in military uniform intercepted a commuting vehicle along Birnin Gwari Road by Unguwan Yako and consequently Kidnapped two (2) occupants to an unknown destination.

He said the victims were identified as Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf Abubakar Sarkin Kudu the district head of Birnin Gwari and Alhaji Ibrahim Musa former education secretary of Birnin Gwari LGA.

The police spokesman said a “similar unfortunate incident of kidnapping was recorded at Sabon Tasha In Chikun LGA where three (3) Persons Namely; Jonathan Obi, Joakin Obi and Benjamin Obi all of the same address were kidnapped around 0200hours of today by Suspected hoodlums to an unknown destination.”

“The entire bush around the two areas have been thoroughly combed (by police) with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits to face justice.

“The Command is deeply saddened by these unfortunate incidents and is doing everything possible to apprehend the culprits and rescue the victims unhurt.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga psc is calling on the general public not to be deterred by these incidents as the Command is already on top of the situation to ensure that the victims are safely rescued and ensure that the yuletide season is peacefully celebrated without apprehension.

“He equally solicits for support and understanding of the people particularly at a time like this.”

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Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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