One Dead, 12 Abducted After Bandits Attack In Kachia – Police

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON


The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed an attack by a large number of bandits in Kachia on Wednesday, leading to the death of one person, while 12 were abducted by the criminals.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, made available on Thursday.
According to the statement, on the 23rd June, 2021 the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report from Divisional Police Police Kachia that on the same date at about 2120hrs some unknown armed bandits in large numbers bearing sophisticated weapons invaded Awon/Mothercat Junction in Kachia LGA and started shooting indiscriminately at law abiding citizens who gathered for various legitimate activities.
“On getting the information, a joint team of the Police, Military and vigilantes rushed to the area with the view of countering the hoodlums but discovered that they have inflicted injuries to four persons while one Hamisu Mikailu ‘M’ 40 years was found dead. Sadly, fourteen (14) persons were unaccounted for while the injured victims were all evacuated to a nearby Hospital for immediate medical attention,” it added.
The statement said that the security team trailed the bandits to the outskirts of the village and rescued two (2) persons whereas the remaining twelve (12) were whisked away by the bandits to yet to be identified location. 
“Meanwhile, the Operatives are not relenting in their quest to rescue the remaining victims unhurt. In the meantime, normalcy have been restored to the affected community as patrol of the environs is being coordinated and intensified in order to ensure the safety of the community,” it added
The Command further informed that it is deeply saddened by the incident and extends its condolence to the family of the deceased and equally wish the injured a full health recovery.

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