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INSECURITY: 18 Policemen Abducted In Kaduna

Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 18 police officers around Farin-Ruwa junction along the Birnin Gwari- Funtua road in Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the policemen were on transit from Minna to Kano State when they were attacked on Friday.

Sources however said about 10 of the police officers were rescued by military operatives at Maganda on Saturday.

In a statement, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) Chairman, Barrister Salisu Haruna, confirmed the attack

Haruna said police officers around Dogon Dawa and other nearby communities had been told of the incident.

He said, “Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that the whereabouts of 18 Police Officers attacked along Birnin Gwari Funtua road on Friday 15 January 2021 cannot be ascertained.

“The 18 police officers, who are on surveillance along Birnin Gwari Funtua road, were attacked on Friday. As at the time of filing this report, we could not ascertain the number of casualties. Eyewitness feared that some of the police officers were killed while others are said to be missing in the bush.

“Reports confirmed that two police have called via phone to inform home that they were attacked and that they could not locate their location.

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