Pregnant woman shot as bandits invade Sabo G.R.A. in Kaduna
• Soldiers, Kidnappers Exchange Gunfire…
The Kaduna State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed bandits’ invasion of Sabo Tashan G.R.A., in Chikun Local Council of Kaduna metropolis.
Residents reportedly lost sleep and scampered for safety, as the joint security forces repelled the bandits in the wee hours of yesterday.
The loud gunshots of different types of firearms rented the air from midnight to 3.00am. A woman was however, wounded by a gunshot. She was said to have been taken to an undisclosed hospital.
According to the Police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige: “In the early hours of December 11, 2021, at about 0105hrs, the Kaduna Police Command, through Divisional Police Officer, Sabon Tasha Division, Kaduna, acted on a distress call from a good Samaritan to the fact that some suspected armed bandits numbering about 30, in military gears and bearing dangerous weapons, were making ferocious effort to break into a residential area at Sabo GRA in Chikun Local Council of the state in an attempt to commit heinous crime.”
“On receiving the distress call, operatives were immediately mobilised with the support of other security agents to the scene, with a view to thwarting the bandit’s intention.
“The criminals on sensing the presence of security agents, started shooting indiscriminately…
“The operatives did not hesitate in returning fire for fire and succeeded in foiling the attempt. The criminals, frustrated by the Police and other security agents, set residents’ homes on fire and fled.”
“Unfortunately, it was discovered they operated simultaneously with one at Oil Village in the same Sabo location, where they kidnapped a woman and her four children to an unknown destination.”
“Investigation into the two incidences has since begun, while efforts are ongoing to facilitate safe rescue of victims.
“The command is doing everything possible to restore normalcy within the public space in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Baba Usman Alkali.
“Thus, the public is urged to report suspicious situations and incidences, as that will elicit a quick positive response from the command.”