By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Armed bandits terrorising Birnin-Gwari space of Kaduna State, have kidnapped three candidates after writing their 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Kaduna.
The bandits, within the assault which occurred on Kaduna -Birnin Gwari highway on Saturday, additionally killed one Ibrahim Idris, the motive force of a former House of Representatives member, Adamu Shekarau.
Kaduna State Police Command, whereas confirming the incident to The Nation on Monday stated, a one- and- half- 12 months outdated was additionally kidnapped alongside the UTME candidate.
The Command’s PPRO, ASP Muhammad Jalige nonetheless stated that, the police are on path of the bandits as an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been deployed to the world.
He additionally gave names of the kidnapped UTME candidates as: Yusuf Sani, Ummi Sani and Umairah Mustapha.
He stated: “Yes, there was an assault on Saturday on Birnin-Gwari highway. The driver of the car was shot to dying and 4 different individuals had been kidnapped.
“The incident occurred round a village referred to as Ungwan Yako.
“Three of the kidnapped victims are candidates who got here to Kaduna to jot down UTME examination. They had been on their means again when the incident occurred. They are; Yusuf Sani, Ummi Sani and Umairah Mustapha. The fourth individual is a bit child, a 12 months and half outdated.
“The Police across the space engaged the criminals and recovered their motorbike. We are nonetheless on path of the criminals.
“Also, the Commissioner has directed for more deployment on the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and one Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been deployed to man that area particularly. The APC is just about to leave the police headquarters now to the place.”