Kidnapping: Communities In Zaria Appeal For More Security Personnel

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai speaking during the swearing-in of NYSC 2019 Batch A corps members at the permanent orientation camp on March 29, 2019.

 By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria 

Residents of Kampani and Saye communities in Dutsen Abba Ward of Zaria Local Government Area have appealed to the Kaduna State Government  to deploy more security personnel along cattle routes around the area to tame cattle rustling, kidnapping and other crimes.

Malam Bilyaminu Usman and Abubakar Sarki made the appeal in separate interviews with journalists in Zaria over the consistent kidnapping and banditry in the area. 

They made the appeal following the latest efforts by the local vigilante who foiled kidnapping of four people from the residence of Alhaji Abdulaziz Sani, councilor representing Dutsen Abba Ward, Zaria Local Government Area.

Samira Abdulaziz, two children Aliyu and Lawal Abdulaziz, and another woman, Halima Sani and her son were abducted at Unguwar Makada within Dutsen Abba ward on Feb. 4.

On the same date the kidnappers were intercepted at Unguwan Mai Turmi village in Igabi Local Government Area and the incidence was confirmed by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security, Mr Samuel Aruwan.

They said the kidnappers used the National grid line and cattle route around Saye in Zaria Local Government Area to convey their victims to the Birnin Gwari forest.

They added that posting security personnel at strategic locations around would address the challenge also appealed for more police personnel, patrol vans and other securities  for the police station at Saye.

They added that Saye Police Division promptly responds to distress calls by the communities.

According to them, inadequate equipment made such efforts fruitless.

 They also commended the efforts of Kaduna state Vigilance Service (KADVIS)  in the area.    

In a related development, a house wife, Ramatu Idris of Unguwar Malam Lamu, Tankarau, Dutsen Abba Ward in Zaria said the kidnappers who went to Sani’s house of February 4 also attacked their community and killed her husband.

She added that late Yusuf Suleiman, her husband was shot to death at about 12.45am, 28 days after their marriage.

According to her, on that fateful day of the incidence, the kidnappers came into their communities shouting “thieves, thieves, thieves, help, help.

“Ramatu Idris added that the thieves who were about seven in number entered into our matrimonial home, upon hearing the call for help my husband went out of our room”.

Idris, who was traumatized by the incidence; said her husband was then shot on the neck in her presence and he died on the spot.


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