26th May, 2022
Seven females abducted by bandits from Mai Goro village, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna said they escaped from captivity of their abductors while the sentries stationed to guard them were asleep.
The villagers made up of three children and four young female adults were abducted by the bandits from their village in the afternoon of Sunday May 22.
The villagers, were rescued by the police after they were seen wandering in a bush near Tsohon Gayan Village in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state after they escape from the captivity of the bandits.
Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.
Jalige said that on May 25, at about 9:30 a.m., operatives of the command encountered seven females, all indigenes of Mai Goro village, Kachia Local Government Area (LGA), wandering helplessly around the bush after Tsohon Gayan village.
“They were immediately evacuated and rescued to Toll Gate Divisional Police Headquarters,’’ he said.
The command’s public relations officer further said that preliminary investigation revealed that on May, 22, at about noon, the villagers were allegedly abducted by suspected bandits to an unknown destination.
He said that when debriefed, the victims claimed to have escaped from captivity while the bandits on sentry were asleep.
Jalige said that all the rescued persons were stable, but weak, adding that after being profiled, they were taken to hospital for immediate medical attention.
“Efforts are ongoing to establish contacts with their relations for proper handing over,’’ the command’s spokesman said.
Jalige said that the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, had commended the officers and men responsible for the rescue.
He urged members of the public to always be vigilant and report suspicious persons or objects in their environment to security agencies.