- The operations of the military and other security agencies in Kaduna are beginning to yield desired results
- According to the state government, more captives continue to escape the grip of bandits in many areas
- The commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said at least 11 kidnapped persons escaped on Wednesday, August 11
Kaduna - The Kaduna state government, through its commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has confirmed that 11 abducted persons have escaped from captivity.
Aruwan who made this revelation in a statement on Thursday, August 12, disclosed that according to available security reports, the 11 persons escaped from kidnappers' den in Sabon Birni town of Igabi LGA.
The commissioner added that the escapees were abducted from Dumbin Rauga in the Zaria area and also along the Kaduna-Zaria highway, PM News reports.
He noted that coordinated security operations are dislodging the bandits, thereby creating a loophole for their victims to escape, Leadership also reported.
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The statement read:
"Reports from security agencies have informed the Kaduna State Government that 11 hostages escaped from bandits’ camps at the outskirts of Sabon Birni town of Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
“According to the reports, ongoing security operations dislodged many of the bandits’ camps, leaving them in disarray and enabling the escape of the hostages being held there."
Bandits kidnap emir, 12 other family members in Kaduna
Meanwhile, the Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu had been kidnapped at his residence in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. The criminals also abducted 12 other family members of the emir including women and children.
The grandson of the emir and traditional title holder of Dan Kajuru, Saidu Musa reportedly confirmed the abduction. He said the incident happened around 12:30 am.
The Kaduna state government and police were yet to comment on the latest development.
Bandits kidnap students
In an earlier report, bandits abducted an unspecified number of students from the Bethel Baptist School, a private college located at Maraban Rido area in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
The armed hoodlums attacked the school situated along Kaduna – Kachia road in the early hours of Monday, July 5.