Police on panic mode as Kaduna Residents protest kidnap of five people

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Police on panic mode as Kaduna Residents protest kidnap of five people

Police on panic mode as Kaduna Residents protest kidnap of five people

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Sunday that it has brought back law and order on the famous and ever-busy Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway after irate youths blocked the bypass due to an overnight kidnapping in Kaduna.

It was reported that some suspected gunmen at about 1:00am stormed Rariya community near Kabala and allegedly kidnapped some people, which led to protests over the incident.

Abubakar Ladan, who is a resident, alleged that a total of three women, a teenager and a man were kidnapped.

A confirmation of the incident was made by the Command Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo.

Mr. Sabo made it known that immediately the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Officer, he led a team of personnel to the area for immediate rescue.

“When they arrived at the area, the suspected kidnappers had already ran away.

“What the people would have done was to cooperate with the police but instead they decided to protest and block the highway.

He stated that it is totally wrong to block a highways because “the same highway connects many states of the nation.”

“The rights of others must not be tampered with when you are expressing your grievances.

They went all the way to the police station, protesting and also attempted to burn it.

He stated that in order to ensure public safety, “we used minimum force to disperse them.

“They resulted into stoning the security agencies, apart from lamentation and insults”.

He also disclosed that the leader behind the protest has since been arrested.

It was gathered that the residents were not happy about the police delay and inaction while the incident was taking place.

Police on panic mode as Kaduna Residents protest kidnap of five people

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