Just In; bandit-terrorists allegedly invade Idon community, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, and kidnapped no fewer than 22 persons, with about four persons sustaining varying degrees of injuries during a sporadic shooting by the attackers in the early hours of yesterday.
According to a credible source in the area, the bandits in their large numbers stormed the community at about 12.30 am and broke doors and windows, forcing their victims from their sleep before taking them away to an unknown destination.
The source who preferred anonymity said, We don’t know how they came but we just heard the sound of gunshots followed by breaking of doors and windows.
They came at about 12:30 early in the morning.
Confirming the attack, the Supervisory Councillor of Administration, Finance and Health, Kajuru local government area of the state, Bala Jonathan, gave the names of the abducted and injured persons.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalinge, when contacted for reaction, promised to get back to our correspondent but didn’t do so as at the time of filing this report.
In a related development, the Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives attached to Toll Gate Division, alongside Civilian JTF, acted on credible intelligence and succeeded in apprehending two notorious kidnappers who were on the wanted list of many security agencies, on February 15.
A statement issued by the PPRO, ASP Jalige, said the criminal elements were apprehended around Sabon-Gayan village, in Chikun LGA of the State, when they were identified by one of their victims, who had his hand amputated by the said criminals while in their captivity, on February 8.
He, however, said that preliminary investigation so far revealed the identities of the bandits as Dini Samaila, a.k.a Yellow (15-yrs -old), and Musa Bature.
The PPRO said the suspects have since confessed to having carried out several kidnapping activities around Sabon-Gayan and Kaduna–Abuja expressway.
Meanwhile, an effort is currently geared towards recovering their operating logistics as well as a possible arrest of their accomplices to face the full wrath of the law, the PPRO said, adding that the Commissioner of Police calls on all communities to be partners in ensuring that all security agencies get their maximum cooperation in stemming the activities of the marauding bandits.