By Chuks Ekpeneru
After a lull in kidnapping activities along the Abuja-Kaduna highway the police on Monday gave what it described as the sad news of the resurgence of the criminal activity.
Kaduna police command spokesman, Yakubu Sabo in a statement on Monday night disclosed that six persons were kidnapped along the road on Monday. Two of the victims were, however, released with four still being held hostage in the bush.
“The Command has received a sad information from DPO Rijana that on 7/9/19 at about 2330hrs he received a distress call that, Armed Men in military uniform intercepted a commercial bus (Preview ) REG NO ABJ 905 XC at a point near Rijana Village along Kaduna – Abuja Expressway and took away six persons into the bush.
“Patrol Teams within the axis were quickly mobilised to the scene and engaged the hoodlums as a result of which one Rofiat Tijjani 17 yrs and one other person both of Tudunwada Kaduna were released by the criminals in their desperate attempt to escape. Both victims were taken to station alongside the vehicle.
“Efforts are still on to rescue the remaining four victims and arrest the Criminals. Update on the ongoing operation will be communicated in due course please” he said.