- Bandits kidnap 18 policemen in Kaduna State
- According to eyewitnesses, some of the policemen might be dead.
In what is a curious case of the hunter becoming the prey, bandits kidnap policemen along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna State.
The Chairman, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, Barrister Salisu Haruna confirmed the attack in a statement, saying the policemen moving from Minna in Niger State to Kano State when they were attacked.
Bandits kidnap policemen in Kaduna State
Reports from the Birnin Gwari Emirate said, the whereabouts of 18 Police Officers attacked along Birnin Gwari Funtua road on Friday 15 January 2021 is undetermined.
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It explained that the 18 police officers, who were on surveillance along Birnin Gwari Funtua road, were attacked on Friday.
It said that till date, they could not ascertain the number of casualties as the bandits kidnap policemen.
An eyewitness, according to the statement, feared that some of the police officers were killed while others are still missing.
The report also indicated that two police officers had called home on phone informing that they were attacked and could not determine their location.
The statement further explained, “Similarly, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that on Thursday an unconfirmed number of bandits have ransacked Damari village in Dogon Dawa constituency of Birnin Gwari local government area.
The union appealed to the government to face the security issues in Birnin Gwari squarely until victory is ascertained.