Bandits attack police station, kidnap seven at Leprosy Centre

Bandits attack police station, kidnap seven at Leprosy Centre


By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Bandits in the early hours of Sunday attacked Saye Divisional Police headquarters in Zaria, Kaduna state.

The attack, The Nation, learnt was carried out simultaneously with another on the staff quarters of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria where seven persons, including nursing mothers were kidnapped.

A source from the area, who confirmed no life was lost in the two attacks, said the bandits attacked the station to prevent the operatives from foiling the kidnap operation at the Leprosy Centre.

The source said: “The bandits succeeded in taking away five staff of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre and two others, including nursing mothers.

“The bandits came in large numbers around 12.30 am and cordoned the entire area to avoid any re-enforcement.

“The Saye Divisional Police headquarters was attacked with several gunshots. During the attack, they (bandits) damaged the division’s operational Hilux Van by spraying it with more than 10 bullets,” he said.

Another source said the bandits targeted the principal of the centre, who worked late on Saturday.

“The principal’s residence was badly damaged before they could have access but he was not found inside the house when they succeeded in breaking,” the source stated.

Confirming the incident, Kaduna Police spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige said, the Command has received the report and the matter was already being investigated.

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