21 travellers abducted along Kaduna-Kachia road

Ø  As troops capture three bandits, rescue women

No fewer than 21 persons travelling along Kaduna-Kachia road were on Friday evening abducted by unknown gunmen in uniform.

According to reports, a councillor from Southern Kaduna and few others were able to escape from the abductors and ran through the bush.

Security agencies have not released any information on the situation. However, a source told newsmen that, “It was in the late hour of Friday; the armed men who came in large numbers dressed in military uniform and abducted 21 persons along Kaduna- Kachia road at Idon village of Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State.”

The source further explained that the councillor, and the others that escaped from the kidnappers, later found themselves at Mararraban-Kajuru, where they were assisted by the natives. The councillor has appealed to the government to ensure that security agencies maintained law and order in the area.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government has confirmed that troops rescued kidnapped women in Chikun local government area of the State. This was contained in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday.

According to him, troops under the auspices of ‘Operation Thunder Strike’ rescued two kidnapped women, close to Gadanin-Gwari, Gwagwada districts of Chikun local government area.

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