Abba Kyari, one of Nigeria’s foremost cops with special talents on catching kidnappers has stormed the notorious bushes along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, where many travelers are believed to have been seized on Thursday.
In a tweet, Bashir Ahmad, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, shared the pictures of Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP) leading his team through the bushes.
“One of the Nigeria’s most brilliants Police officers, Abba Kyari and his team storm bushes along Abuja-Kaduna expressway to hunt kidnappers, bandits and other criminals hiding in the bushes.
“On the other hands, Nigerian Army continues with their Ops Harbin Kunama III in Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina axis.
“May God help our security personnels in their bid to tackle and end all the insecurities across the country,” the tweet read.
One of the Nigeria’s most brilliants Police officers, Abba Kyari and his team storm bushes along Abuja-Kaduna expressway to hunt kidnappers, bandits and other criminals hiding in the bushes. On the other hands, Nigerian Army continues with their Ops Harbin Kunama III in Zamfara. pic.twitter.com/rLFApFoouq
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 4, 2019
On Wednesday, Nasir Elrufai, Kaduna state governor, led his convoy into the thick bushes along the highway and foiled a kidnap attempt, rescuing many travelers who were seized by the armed bandits.
Elrufai, who was on his way to Abuja got to the Akilibu village around 3:40pm, sighted dozens of vehicles parked by citizens alarmed that kidnappers were ahead.
Led by his security operatives, the governor’s convoy advanced and cleared the road of the criminals who fled into the forest.
But credible sources told Daily Nigerian on Thursday that the kidnappers have since returned to the road and kidnapped “more than 10 people” just a day after the governor’s efforts.
Hamza Jere, a resident of a nearby village told the newspaper on phone that the incident occurred at Kurmin Kare — one kilometer away from Akilibu village — at 2:30pm.
“The kidnappers started the brief operation around 2:30pm and left shortly after successfully abducting the travellers.
“Three cars belonging to the travellers were sighted as the kidnappers led the occupants into the bush,” he said, adding however, that no injury was recorded.
But spokesman for Kaduna Police Command, Yakubu Sabo denied the incident, saying nothing happened in the area.