The Kaduna State Police Command has stated that its operatives have rescued three out of six students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria who were abducted last Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
DSP Yakubu Sabo, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a press statement issued during the week in Kaduna, adding that the three other students were still being held by the abductors.
“The Command wishes to state that, on the said date, August 26, at about 18:50hrs, armed men in military uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnapped six persons.
“Due to the prompt response of the Police and other security agents to the scene, three people were later released by the hoodlums due to intensive combing within the general area,” the PRO stated.
The statement also made it known that the three students, alongside the abandoned vehicles at the scene of the incident, were moved to the Police Statetion and also assured that concerted efforts were being coordinated by the joint teams of Anti-Kidnapping Unit, PMF and IRT to rescue the ramaining three victims and to apprehend the criminals.