The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the District Head of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf Abubakar Sarkin Kudu and former Education Secretary of the council, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa.
A statement by the command’s PPRO, DSP Yakubu Sabo, explained: “On 19/12/2019, the Kaduna State Police Command received information of two separate unfortunate incidents of kidnapping through DPO Buruku and Sabon Tasha respectively to the effect that, on 18/12/2019 at about 1430hours, unknown Gunmen in Military Uniform intercepted a commuting vehicle along Birnin Gwari Road by unguwan Yako and consequently Kidnapped two (2) occupants to unknown destination.”
He said the victims were identified as Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf Abubakar Sarkin Kudu the District Head of Birnin Gwari and Alhaji Ibrahim Musa former Education Secretary of Birnin Gwari LGA.
He added: “Similar unfortunate incident of kidnapping was recorded at Sabon Tasha In Chikun LGA where three (3) Persons Namely ; Jonathan Obi,Joakin Obi and Benjamin Obi all of the same address were kidnapped around 0200hours of today by Suspected hoodlums to unknown destination.”
The PPRO said on receipt of the Information, Police Operatives from the Anti Kidnapping, SARS and the IRT were immediately drafted to the two areas.
“The Command is deeply saddened by these unfortunate incidents and is doing everything possible to apprehend the culprits and rescue the victims unhurt.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga psc is calling on general public not to be deterred by these incidents as the Command is already on top of the situation to ensure that the victims are safely rescued and ensure that the yuletide season is peacefully celebrated without apprehension.
“He equally solicits for support and understanding of the people particularly at a time like this,” he added.