Bandits kill three, abducted nine as police arrests gun runner in Kaduna

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Three people were killed while nine others were abducted in an attack on Tokace community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
A resident of the area, said the attack took place on Tuesday at about 9pm.
He said the terrorists who came in large numbers were well armed and were shooting indiscriminately.
He said three people were killed while while attempting to escape from their homes.
“The bandits came around 9pm yesterday (Tuesday) and started shooting indiscriminately. We were all afraid and everybody started running to the bushes for his dear life.
“Three people were killed as they tried to escaped. They kidnapped nine people”, he said.
The attack came less than five hours after many people were reportedly abducted along the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna highway by terrorists.
The terrorists were said to have blocked the highway at about 4:30pm and abducted an unspecified number of people.
Meanwhile the Kaduna state police command has arrested suspected gun runner in Zaria.
In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the command, said the suspect, Rilwanu Abdullahi, of
Damari village, Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna state was arrested with an AK47 rifle and 600 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunitions.
Jalige said, “On the 17th May, 2022, the Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command’ attached to Zaria Area Command acted on credible intelligence and succeeded in arresting one Rilwanu Abdullahi ‘M’ of Damari village of Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna state with an AK47 rifle with six hundred (600) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunitions.
“The suspect was seen in a suspicious manner around Madachi area of Zaria city and on sighting the operatives, the suspect attempted to escape but was chased and apprehended”.
Jalige said, a search carried out on the Volkswagen vehicle with Reg.no KNC 816 XC being driven by the suspect, led to the recovery of the rifle.
The statement said, “Upon further interrogation, the suspect led detectives to another location where an additional Volkswagen car with Reg.No AX 973 LGA was recovered with the said number of live ammunitions carefully concealed inside the fuel tank aimed at evading the eagle eyes of security Operatives.”
Jalige said the despite all odds the police are not relenting in efforts at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its resolve to reduce crime to the barest minimum.
The statement called for the cooperation of the general public in the area of information sharing, particularly on informant to bandits as that is the root of bandits operations.
“If the informants are dislodged, the bandits will be suffocated and lack ground to operate”, Jalige said.

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