Two locales were allegedly shot dead Thursday night when armed kidnappers stormed a growing Kaduna community called Juji in Chikun local government area during a foiled kidnapping attempt.
Again, in Sarki line, Mararaban Rido, Chikun local government, a staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) working in Kaduna North local government area was abducted in his residence at about 11:15pm Thursday.
The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in Kaduna, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe, confirmed the development saying, “yes, one of us working in Kaduna North was kidnapped in his residence at Sarki line Mararaban Rido last night. Our concern now is how to rescue him unhurt.”
These were coming a few days after four (three girls and a boy) JSS 3 students of Prince Academy and a teacher were kidnapped in another axis of the same Chikun local government area of the state. No contact has been made by the kidnappers.
Juji, though geographically located in Chikun local council, is part of Kaduna town and one of the immediate host communities of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company(KRPC) while Mararaban Rido remains one of the hotbeds of kidnapping which has led to many fleeing their personal homes.
Juji, a community, which majority of its dwellers are agrarian, have suffered untold hardship in the hands of criminal elements including the kidnap and murder of a pregnant woman after a ransom was paid by her husband, Dr Philip Ataga some months ago.
A source within the community said in confidence that, as usual, the kidnappers came under the cover of night at about 1100hours Thursday, August 27, shooting sporadically for hours which attracted locals before the arrival of security men.
“I think they rely on the poor road network and fast forest behind KRPC. They failed this time as they were unable to kidnap, anyone”, the source said.
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Police Public Relations Officer for the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not pick his calls to confirm the developments especially, the alleged kidnap of a serving policeman as at the time of filing this report.
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