Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Zamfara have intensified search after gunmen attacked and abducted the Emir of Bungundu, Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Atto as well as other commuters on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The bandits during the attack took away the Emir and an unspecified number of commuters.
The Kaduna Police Command in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said, “Today (Tuesday), Sept 14, at about 3.10 pm, the Kaduna Police Command received a tragic report of an attack and kidnapping incident around Dutse village along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
“An unspecified number of people were suspected to have been kidnapped; while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment. Equally, available information indicated that the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara State, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Atto; is among the people abducted to an unknown destination,” he said.
According to Jalige, intelligence reaching the Command indicated that the commuters were intercepted by the bandits; who fired shots at random, before abducting their victims.
He said operatives of the Command were dispatched to restore normalcy in the area; as a result of which an officer died but four vehicles were recovered from the scene.
However, he stated that the exact number of persons kidnapped was yet to be ascertained but a reinforcement team had been dispatched to the area, with a view to rescuing the victims unhurt.