The Operatives of the Kaduna Command attached to Buruku Division intercepted an unspecified number of bandits on a heinous mission between Udawa/Buruku villages along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.
It was gathered that the bandits forcefully stopped three (3) commercial vehicles, whisked away the occupants and headed to the forest.
The operatives on sighting the gang of criminals, immediately engaged and gave them a fierce chase amidst exchange of fire.
The Operatives’ courage and precision foiled the kidnap as the bandits fled into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds.
Eight (8) victims were successfully rescued. The police identified them as; (1) Bilki Abdulkarim ‘F’ (2) Hanifa Abdulkarim ‘F’ (3) Rabiu Ahmed ‘M’ all of Birnin Gwari while (4) Sabiu Yusuf ‘M’ (5) Aminu Ibrahim ‘M’ (6) Amina Abdulkarim ‘F’ (7) Aisha Yusuf ‘F’ all of Udawa village of Chikun LGA Kaduna State.
However, the eighth victim one, Faridah Ahmed ‘F’ of Mando area sustained injury and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
The rescued victims were moved to Buruku Police Station where they were profiled, documented and escorted to their destination as concerted efforts are not spared in ensuring sanity of the road.