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Hunters rescue  nine kidnapped villagers, arrest  bandit in Kaduna

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
27 December 2021   |   2:54 am
Nine villagers kidnapped by bandits have been rescued by hunters in Udawa village in Chikun Local Council of Kaduna State, who also arrested a bandit in a forest along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.

Nine villagers kidnapped by bandits have been rescued by hunters in Udawa village in Chikun Local  Council of Kaduna State, who also arrested a bandit in a forest along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.
  
The hunters in the village had waged unrelenting war against the kidnappers who have been terrorising the area.
 
It was gathered that the hunters laid an ambush on the bandits days after they attacked a convoy of travellers along the highway.

 
A community leader, Muhammad Umaru, told newsmen that all the victims rescued were from Udawa village.
According to him, it was a successful operation carried out by  the hunters because they succeeded in rescuing  nine of the people from the bandits and also caught one bandit alive. He said the arrested bandit is being interrogated before handing him over to security agencies.
   
It was also gathered that the hunters engaged the bandits, forcing them to abandon the victims at their camp.
He said the whole community was happy with the success recorded, adding that “if the hunters are supported with vehicles, they would tackle banditry in the community and surrounding villages”.
 
The community leader also commended security agencies for carrying out an operation in the forest after the two consecutive attacks last week.
 
Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, said the Command is yet to receive any suspect from the hunters and has not been contacted either.

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