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Kidnap of paramount ruler, wife: IGP deploys intelligence team

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The Inspector General of Police has deployed his Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to track the kidnappers of Agom Adara of Kachia, Mr. Maiwada Galadima and his wife, Mrs. Victoria.

The Agom Adara’s convoy was intercepted by armed men on Friday at 6.30pm at Maikyali village along Kaduna -Kachia road where they opened fire on the vehicles and forced them to a halt.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said combine teams of police, military and local vigilante alongside the Anti-Kidnapping Unit have also been mobilised to comb the general area and mount surveillance with a view to rescuing the victims and arresting the criminals.

DSP Sabo said, “in the process of the attack, his police orderly and three others in the vehicles were shot dead. The bandits took away the royal father and his wife, Mrs. Victoria to an unknown destination.

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“A team of policemen led by the DPO rushed to the scene and evacuated the victims to Kachia General Hospital.”

He appealed to the general public to assist the police with useful information towards ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

He said the state commissioner of police condoles with the families of the deceased and has vowed to ensure justice in the matter.

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