The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that some unknown gunmen kidnapped the District Head of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar (Sarkin Kudu); and former education secretary of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, on Dec. 18 in Kaduna state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.
According to Sabo, the command received information of two separate unfortunate incidents of kidnapping; through DPOs of Buruku and Sabon Tasha respectively.
He said, “on Dec. 18 at about 1430hours; unknown gunmen in Military Uniform intercepted a commuting vehicle along Birnin Gwari Road of unguwan Yako; and consequently Kidnapped two occupants to unknown destination.”
He identified the victims as Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar (Sarkin Kudu), the district head of Birnin Gwari and Alhaji Ibrahim Musa,former education secretary of Birnin Gwari LGA.
He also disclosed that they recorded similar unfortunate incident of kidnapping at Sabon Tasha in Chikun LGA where suspected hoodlums kidnapped three persons namely; Jonathan Obi, Joakin Obi and Benjamin Obi all of the same address around 0200hours of Thursday (today) to an unknown destination.
“On receipt of the information, Police Operatives from the Anti-Kidnapping; SARS and the IRT immediately drafted to the two areas.
“The police officials thoroughly combed the entire bush around the two areas; with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits to face justice,” he said.
Sabo added that these unfortunate incidents saddened the Command deeply; and thereby doing everything possible to apprehend the culprits and rescue the victims unhurt.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga calls on general public not to relent because of these incidents; as the Command is already on top of the situation to ensure that the victims are safely rescued.
“And also to ensure that the yuletide season is peacefully celebrated without apprehension.
“He equally solicits the support and understanding of the people; particularly at a time like this,” Sabo added.