Kidnapping: 3 Ahmadu Bello University Students Rescued, 3 Being Held By Kidnappers -Police
The Kaduna State Police Command says it has rescued three students of
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria abducted on Monday along
Three other persons are still being held by the kidnappers.
The spokesman for the police in Kaduna, Yakubu Sabo, in a statement on
Wednesday said, “The command wishes to state that, on the said date,
August 26, at about 18:50hrs, armed men in military uniform
intercepted some commuters near Masari Village along Kaduna-Abuja
Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnaped six
“However, due to the prompt response of the police and other security
agents to the scene, three people were later released by the hoodlums
due to intensive combing within the general area.”
The police assured that efforts were being made by the joint teams of
Anti-Kidnapping Unit, PMF, and the IRT to rescue the remaining the
victims and apprehend the perpetrators.
“The command wants the public to note that, while regretting the
unfortunate incident, the story being circulated on the incident is a
gross exaggeration and misrepresentation of fact aimed at causing more
fear in the minds of the public.
“Thus, the command enjoins the general public to jettison such report
as misleading information. Consequently, the press should continue to
uphold the high ethical standard of their profession,” the statement