A very disturbing report reaching our newsroom indicates that armed hoodlums suspected to be bandits have kidnapped 18 police officers around Farin-Ruwa junction along the Birnin Gwari- Funtua road in Kaduna State.
IgbereTV learnt that the policemen were on transit from Minna in Niger State to Kano State when they were attacked on Friday.
However, Sources said about 10 of the police officers were rescued by military operatives at Maganda on Saturday.
Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) Chairman, Barrister Salisu Haruna, confirmed the attack in a statement.
Haruna said police officers around Dogon Dawa and other nearby communities had been told of the incident.
He said, “Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that the whereabouts of 18 Police Officers attacked along Birnin Gwari Funtua road on Friday 15 January 2021 is unascertained.
Calls put across to Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, were not picked nor returned.