The Oasis Reporters
April 21, 2019
By Mike Odeh James
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two people by suspected kidnappers just as three others were abducted at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state.
A statement made available to Kabido newspaper, signed by the police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Yakubu Sabo (DSP) revealed that one of the persons killed was an expatriate.
“On 20/04/19 at about 0020hrs, we received an information through DPO Kajuru that at about 2340hrs, some suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government Area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others. Patrol teams led by the DPO rushed to the scene, evacuated the victims to St. Gerald Hospital,” the statement added.
The police said investigations later revealed that the victims along with twelve others came from Lagos on tourism after which they organized a party at the Castle located at the Hill Top during which the incident happened.
The police statement said that “whenever such social events would happen, the organisers used to inform the Police for security coverage, but the party was done without the knowledge of the Police in the area as traditionally done,” it further added.
The police command said that intensive efforts are being made by the Command to rescue the kidnapped persons, apprehended the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice.
It also said that the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman appeals to members of the public to assist the Police with relevant information that would help in the arrest of the perpetrators of this heinous acts.
It is not immediately known if Kajuru Castle has CCTV coverage to help in unmasking the kidnappers considering how elusive peace is, in the area.