The police in Kaduna State have released a statement, debunking news reports that about 30 persons were kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna road.
According to police, the news is fake and was created just to cause panic among Nigerians.
The attention of the Kaduna Police Command has been drawn to a fake story going round on social media to the effect that about thirty (30) people have been kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna expressway yesterday and their vehicles abandoned by the road side, the statement read.
The Command wishes to unequivocally refute the story as fake fictitiously fabricated by some unpatriotic elements to create panic in the minds of unsuspecting citizens who ply the road for their legitimate businesses, the statement continued.
It however confirmed the unfortunate incident that led to the injury one, when some Armed Men at a point near Gidan Visa along Abuja-Kaduna expressway intercepted a Toyota Hilux, opening fire.
Read the rest of the statement
However, it is unfortunate that this fake news coincided with a sad incident yesterday 01/04/2019, when at about 1830hrs some Armed Men at a point near Gidan Visa along Abuja-Kaduna expressway intercepted a Toyota Hilux with REG NO. CT 01 AF belonging to the Judiciary, opened fire on the vehicle in the process of which one Mshelia Sulaiman was injured and took away the occupants.
Patrol Teams within the axis quickly moved to the scene, rescued the injured person and rushed him to the hospital.
Combine team of operatives from the Anti Kidnapping Unit, PMF and the Conventional Police have immediately been mobilized to the area for intensive general search operation with a view to rescue the victims and apprehend the culprits.
The IGP’s IRT has also been contacted for technical assistance. A bank teller bearing the name of a possible victim and two foot wears have been recovered in the said Hilux which has since been recovered to the Police station.