5th July, 2021
By Mohammed Tijjani/Kaduna
Bandits who kidnapped eight people at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters, in Zaria, simultaneously attacked the police division in the town.
The Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige disclosed this in the update offered on the fresh kidnap.
Jalige said, in the early hours of Sunday at about 1.30 am, suspected bandits in large number attacked a Divisional Police Headquarters, in Saye area of Zaria .
“In an attempt to overrun the officers on duty, they met a stiff resistance as there was heavy exchange of fire between the bandits and the police personnel on duty.
“Unfortunately as at the same period, some groups of bandits were attacking the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters at same Saye, of which eight persons were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination,” he said.
He disclosed that 23 empty shells and three live GPMG ammunitions, as well as 34 empty shells of 7.62x39mm ammunitions, were recovered from the scene.
He said efforts had been intensified to rescue the abducted persons.