16 miners kidnapped in Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command, on Wednesday, said 16 miners have been kidnapped in Bogoma village of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area in the state.
The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.
Sabo said the 16 miners were abducted on Tuesday night when the truck they were travelling in was intercepted by armed bandits shortly after they left their mining site on their way home.
“The bandits kidnapped one Isa Tanimu and 15 others all from the same village,” Sabo said.
He added that a team of the Police Anti Kidnapping Unit is currently combing the area to rescue the miners and arrest the kidnappers.
He disclosed that information available indicated that a link had been established with the abductors and “the Police is making discreet efforts to track them down.”
Sabo described the incident as quite unfortunate but gave the assurance that the command was doing its best to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators.
“We appeal to the general public to assist the police with useful information towards ensuring that the criminals are brought to book,” the command spokesman said.Punch