Bandits Kidnap Lecturers on Zaria-Makarfi Way
Three lecturers of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, Kaduna State were kidnapped by suspected armed bandits in the North-West axis.
According to a source who confided in PRNigeria said: “The kidnapped victims included Director School of Dental, Mr Akawu, Former Director Hajiya Rabi Mallami Dogo and Halimatu. They were kidnapped yesterday along Zaria to Makarfi express.”
Meanwhile, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance has registered its dismay on the silence of Kaduna State government over renewed attacks by bandit in the area.
The Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari said: “Birnin-Gwari is once again under siege of merciless Kidnappers for the past one week, despite military and other security personnel clampdown of armed bandits escaping military onslaught in Zamfara state and Birnin-Gwari general area.
“Armed bandits had on Monday 10th September 2018, kidnapped a Staff of NTA Kaduna, Yahaya Isa and his wife and his cousin Sama’ila Buhari and another married woman (Ummah).
“The Kidnappers has cut the line of communication for the past seventy-two hours after deadlock on mode of ransom payment.
“More worrisome is the Kidnapping of Barrister Salisu Haruna (a staff of Kaduna State House of Assembly), who was kidnapped yesterday(Saturday) around 3.00pm around Kuriga along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highways. While others that were together with Barrister Salisu were rescued by the police, he was unlucky to fell into the hands of another group of armed bandits as he was trying to escape.
“The Kidnappers had placed a tag of Ten million naira on Barrister Salisu, while the staff of NTA kidnapped a week ago, negotiation on ransom met bricks wall and uncertainty of their where about either dead or alive.
“Last week a former Chairman of Birnin-Gwari local government, miraculously escaped from the hands of Kidnappers after overpowering them in a Chinese kung-fu fight of Bruce Lee to risk his escape.
“The security situation has worsen in Birnin-Gwari with pockets of Kidnappings around Layin-Lassan, Layin-Mahuta (Tabanni), Maganda and southern part of Birnin-Gwari neighboring Niger State.
“We are calling on the security agencies to as a matter of urgency to Wade in and rescue all those kidnapped by armed bandits within Birnin-Gwari General area. Equally, we urged the military, the police and other security personnel to storm all identify all escaped routes of armed bandits from Zamfara state.
“We would like to register our dismay on the government of Kaduna State for keeping mum on the serious security situation in Birnin-Gwari local government area. “We are indeed citizens of the state and our security of our lives and property constitutionally lies with the government of the day in Kaduna State.”