Key sectors targeted by bandits, kidnappers – Kaduna Speaker 

Posted by News Express | 5 July 2021 | 594 times

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By JULIET OYOYO
 
The Speaker of Kaduna State House Of Assembly, Hon Yussuf Ibrahim Zailani has frowned at the attacks targeted on key sectors of the society.
 
Hon Zailani who commiserated with families of the Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria who were attacked in the early hours of Sunday 4th of July and the attack and abduction of students of Bethel Missionary School, said the government is doing everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and property.
 
He expressed this in a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani on Monday in Kaduna.
 
According to him, “We woke up this morning to yet another depressing news of abduction of students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna.
 
“This is not a cheering news, coming a day after the abduction at the Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria,” he said.
 
“While commiserating with families of those affected, I am greatly worried by the fact that these two recent abductions are targeted at key sectors of our society, we are doing everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and property.
 
“As the Speaker of the State Assembly, I am urging those perpetrating these criminal acts to repent, knowing that no religion supports Criminality,” he added.
 
Also, the Kaduna State Police Command Iin a press statement made available to Independent said that “In the early hours of today Monday 5th July, 2021 at about 0143hrs the Command received a report that armed bandits in large number had gained access into Bethel Baptist Secondary School Kujuma in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
 
The statement signed by the Command’s PPRO Mohammed Jalige disclosed that “They shot berserkly, overpowered the school’s security guards and made their way into the students hostel where they abducted an unspecified number of students into the forest.
 
“On the receipt of the unfortunate incident, a joint team of the Nigeria Police, Army and Navy Operatives were immediately mobilised to the area with a mission to rescue the abducted students unhurt.”
 
“The Operatives gave the bandits a hot pursuit occasioned by a tactical application of weapons and succeeded in rescuing twenty six (26) students including a female teacher safely.”
 
“However, the rescue Operation is still ongoing to ensure that all victims are safely returned. Officers involved in the said operation are charged to ensure no stone is left unturned with a view to successfully accomplish the rescue mission since resources will be availed them without delay.”
 
“The Command is therefore encouraging parents not to be deterred by the recent bandits’ activities in the state targeting schools and learning institutions as strategic measures will be emplaced to forestall further occurrence of such dastardly act of criminality against innocent children.
 
“The Command is saddened by the incident and call on all stakeholders on security to unite particularly at this very critical time to safeguard schools in order to guarantee a safe and secured learning environment and other meaningful businesses”, the statement reads. (Daily Independent)


Source: News Express

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