Police rescue three kidnap victims, nab Kaduna robbery suspect

The Police Command in Kaduna State said it rescued three kidnap victims at Kidandan village in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the command, ASP Mansur Hassan, said on Wednesday in Kaduna that operatives of the command rescued the victims on Tuesday.

He said the feat was achieved due to intensified patrols around the general area forcing the bandits to abandon the victims.

Mr Hassan said the bandits kidnapped the victims on October 3, on their way to Kano along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, adding that the victims had since been reunited with their families.

“On Tuesday at about 1800hrs a team patrolling the vulnerable area sighted a man in excruciating pain with a swollen face. When questioned; the man said that he was attacked with a hammer by a passenger who robbed him of his motorcycle,” he said.

The spokesman said the swift action by the operatives led to the arrest of the suspect at Bagadaza Dogarawa area in the Sabon Garin Zaria LGA.

He said that the police recovered a motorbike and a hammer from the suspect, adding that investigation into the case was ongoing.

Reiterating the command’s commitment to rid crimes and criminalities in the state, Hassan sought the support of everyone.