KADUNA: 8 abducted from Tuberculosis and Leprosy quarters by bandits

Gov Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state

Police in Kaduna State, Sunday, confirmed the kidnap of eight person at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters, in Zaria. 

The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a press statement.

Jalige said in the early hours of Sunday, at about 1.30 am, suspected bandits in large number attacked a Divisional Police Headquarters, in Saye area of Zaria.

“In an attempt to overrun the officers on duty, they met a stiff resistance as there was heavy exchange of fire between the bandits and the police personnel on duty.

“Unfortunately as at the same period, some groups of bandits were attacking the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Quarters at same Saye, of which eight persons were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination,” he said.

He disclosed that 23 empty shells and three live GPMG ammunition, as well as 34 empty shells of 7.62x39mm ammunition were recovered from the scene.

He said efforts had been intensified to rescue the abducted persons.
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