2 Killed, 3 abducted as gunmen ambush tourists in Kaduna


Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked a popular tourist resort in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, killing two and abducting three others.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, made available to newsmen on Saturday said, “On 20/04/19 at about 0020hrs, we received an information through DPO Kajuru that at about 2340hrs, some suspected Kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government Area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others.

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“Patrol Teams led by the DPO rushed to the scene evacuated the victims to St. Gerald Hospital.”

The statement said that investigation later revealed that the victims along with twelve others came from Lagos on tourism after which they organized a party at the Castle located at the Hill Top when the incident happened.

“Normally, whenever such social events would happen, the organisers used to inform the Police for security coverage, but the party was done without the knowledge of the Police in the area as traditionally done.

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“However, intensive efforts are being made by the Command to rescue the kidnapped persons, apprehended the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice,” it explained.

It said that the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, appealed to members of the public to assist the police with relevant information that would help in the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous acts.

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