How Zamfara Emir was kidnapped

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How Zamfara Emir was kidnapped

How Zamfara Emir was kidnapped

Bandits that abducted the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Atto, and an unspecified number of passengers along the Kaduna–Abuja highway were said to have fired shots at random before abducting their victims.

An unspecified number of people were said to have been kidnapped, while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.
This was confirmed by ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna Command’s Public Relations Officer, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.

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“Today, Sept 14, at about 3.10 pm, the Kaduna Police Command received a tragic report of an attack and kidnapping incident around Dutse village along the Kaduna-Abuja road.

“An unspecified number of people were suspected to have been kidnapped, while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.

“Equally available information indicated that the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara State, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Atto, is among the people abducted to an unknown destination,” he said.

Jalige said operatives of the command were dispatched to restore normalcy in the area, as a result of which an officer paid the supreme price.

He added that four vehicles were recovered from the scene, but that the exact number of persons kidnapped was yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, a reinforcement team had been dispatched to the area, with a view to rescuing the victims unhurt, Jalige also said.

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