KIDNAPPING: Sabon Gaya Community urges Govt to declare State of Emergency On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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KIDNAPPING: Sabon Gaya Community urges Govt to declare State of Emergency On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

Residents of Sabon Gaya community which is located in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have made an appeal to the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency on the Kaduna-Abuja highway because the unending kidnapping of travelers and murder of innocent citizens along the highway.

The residents are asking the government to send out more security personnel and helicopters to get rid of the bandits from their hideouts.

These requests was made on Wednesday following the gruesome murder of the Head of the Civilian Joint Task Force by suspected kidnappers on Sunday, last week.

The murder shocked and angered the people of the Sabon Gaya community and they blocked the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Sunday in anger, a decision that caused a terrible gridlock that went on for more than seven hours on the highway.

The residents stated that the decision to block the road is justifiable as its objective was to draw the attention of the government to their plight.

They shared their views on the matter when the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Salisu Fagge, visited the community.

KIDNAPPING: Sabon Gaya Community urges Govt to declare State of Emergency On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

Fagge was there to monitor the ‘show of force’ by the Kaduna Police Command, and interact with the locals in order to find the best way of stopping kidnapping and banditry along the highway and the neighbouring communities.

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He said, “I’m here based on the instruction by IGP to talk to the people of Sabon Gaya over what happened on Sunday that led to the blocking of the road by angry members if the community to protest the killing of one of their sons who was a vigilante while working in his farm.

“I want to assure the members if the community that, we have the capacity and power to provide security. We want to enjoin you to always report happenings to the police who are willing to salvage the situation.

He appealed to them to maintain the peace and contact the District Police Officer whenever the need arises.

“While we are trying to protect you, you also have a role to play to make us succeed greatly in this fight against crime,” Fagge said.

“We need information and intelligent to deliver better. Tell us where they are, how they are preparing, where they lie down and we will respond immediately. We don’t want to hear such a thing again not only in this area but everywhere across the zone.”

On behalf of his people, the traditional ruler of Gbagyi chiefdom, Danjuma Barde, thanked the security operatives for their efforts to safeguard lives and property of his people.

 

 

KIDNAPPING: Sabon Gaya Community urges Govt to declare State of Emergency On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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