Kidnap, terrorism: One gunned down, 12 arrested in Kaduna


A vigilante group has gunned down a female kidnapper and arrested 12 others in Kaduna State.
The members of ‎Kaduna State Vigilance Service in collaboration with some youth gunned down a suspected female kidnapper and arrested 12 others in Lere Local Government Area of the state.
Media reports indicate that the vigilantees raided the kidnappers’ den located at Garun Kurama Ward in Mariri Unit of Lere LGA on Tuesday.
A souce, who did not mention his name for security reasons, confirmed the incident, saying the community were being terrorised by bandits.
“It was true that the suspected kidnappers were arrested on Tuesday. We are suffering from their activities in this area,” he said.
Similarly, a vigilante, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the female suspect was killed during the raid around 3pm.
“We arrested 13 kidnappers, from their hideout with the community youths. We destroyed the camp and one female suspect was killed on the spot,” he said.
According to him, those arrested were handed over to police.

The reports said when contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised to find out about the incident and get back to newsmen. He has however yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.


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