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Police Confirm Kidnap of 8 persons at Kaduna Leprosy Centre



Edo Police

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Sunday confirmed the kidnap of eight persons at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters, in  Zaria town of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna.Jalige said, in the early hours of Sunday at about 1.30 am, suspected bandits in large number attacked a Divisional Police Headquarters, in Saye area of  Zaria “In  an attempt to overrun the officers  on duty, they met a stiff resistance as there  was heavy exchange of fire between the bandits and the police personnel on duty.

“Unfortunately as at the same period, some groups of bandits were attacking the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters at same Saye, of which eight persons were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination,” he said.

He disclosed that 23 empty shells and three  live GPMG ammunitions, as well as 34 empty shells of 7.62x39mm ammunitions, were recovered from the scene.

He said efforts had been intensified to rescue the abducted persons.

GWG recalls a staff of the institute, Mohammed Abdullah, who confirmed the incident, said that the bandits were about thirty in number.

Abdullahi said the brigands attack staff Quarters early in the morning on Sunday, shot sporadically to scare people before kidnapping seven of the staff members residing in the quarters.

“The armed bandits came in large numbers around 12.30 am and cordoned the area to avoid any re-enforcement. They started shooting sporadically to scare people away.” Mallam Mohammed Abdullah said

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