Bandits Storm Zaria Leprosy Centre, Kidnap 7, Attack Saye Divisional Police Hqts

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By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria


Seven persons have been kidnapped by armed bandits at the staff quarters of National Turberclosis and Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria at the esrly hours of Sunday.
In the well armed and coordinated operation, they succeded in taking away five staff of the centre and two others, including nursing mothers.
A source, told our correspondent that the armed bandits came in large numbers around 12.30 am and cordoned the area to avoid any re-enforcement.
The Saye Divisional Police headquarters was attacked with several gun shots  as well as damaging the division’s operatioal Hilux Van which recieved more than 10 bullets.
The attack on the Police Division it was gathered, was aimed at stopping them from rescuing the victims at the staff quarters.
Our source said, the bandits targeted the principal of the centre, who worked on Saturday till late hours before closing.
The principal’s residence was badly damaged before they could have access but he was not there according to the source.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer Kaduna State Command, ASP Muhammad Jalige said, they have received the report and the Police is investigating the matter.

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