Banditry: Police foil attempted kidnap of travellers on Kaduna-Abuja highway

An attempted kidnap of travellers along Kaduna-Abuja highway has been foiled by the police. 


Spokesperson of the police command in Kaduna State, Mohammed Jalige disclosed this in a statement on Thursday November 11. 


Jalige said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mudashiru Abdullahi while on a tour of duty along the highway intercepted “a large group of marauding bandits on a heinous mission around Alheri Camp.”


The bandits were reportedly chased into the forest with tactical firepower. The police spokesperson said; 


“The Commissioner on sighting the bandits led his officers and men to chase the bandits into the forest with tactical firepower.

“As a result, they escaped into the forest with bullets wounds.”


Jalige said the precision exhibited by the officers during the encounter is exemplary and serves as a morale booster for other operatives to restore public confidence, in line with the mandate of Inspector General of Police IGP Alkali Baba Usman. 


Abdullahi is said to have charged officers manning various points along the highway, to be ruthless on bandits to change the security profile of the road for better. He also called on residents of communities along the highway to report any person found with a suspected gunshot wound to the nearest Police formation.