Law and order restored in Kaduna after protest over alleged kidnapping 

Following the irate youths protest along Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway, over an alleged overnight kidnapping in Kaduna, law and order have been restored in the community.

The Kaduna State Police Command on Sunday said it had restored law and order in the community.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN has reported that, at about 1:00 a.m., suspected gunmen stormed Rariya community near Kabala and allegedly kidnapped some people, leading to protests over the incident.

The report continued, a resident, Abubakar Ladan, alleged that three women, a teenager and a man were kidnapped. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident.

According to Dabo, when the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Officer, he leads a team of personnel to the area for rescue. “When they went there, the suspected kidnappers had run away.

”Instead of the people to give police cooperation to see how to address the issue, they decided to protest and block the highway. He explained that blocking of a highway was wrong because this highway is connecting many states of the federation”, he said.

Speaking further, he said, ”When you are expressing your grievances, you must not tamper with the rights of others. They went to Police Station and protested and attempted to burn it.

Sabo said in spite of all measures to pacify them, to understand the civil obligation on them, they refused. He added that to ensure public order and safety, “we used minimum force to disperse them. They decided to stone the security agencies, apart from lamentation and insult”. According to him, the ring leader of the protest had been arrested.

NAN has also gathered that the residents protested against alleged police delay and inaction while the incident was going on.

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Joseph Athanasius

Joseph Athanasius is a Public Affairs Commentator and News Writer at InfoGuide Nigeria News.

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