Gunmen abduct 4 Clerics in Kaduna

Gunmen abduct 4 Clerics in Kaduna


Unknown gunmen have attacked Catholic Good Shepherds Seminary in Kakau, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.


Four Catholic Seminarians, students in the school located on Kaduna-Abuja road, were allegedly abducted on Thursday morning. The hoodlums adorned themselves in military uniforms.

It was gathered that the gunfire by the hoodlums, forced people to scamper to safety before they took the victims hostage.

TheNewspad reports that area has recorded different cases of kidnapping and banditry.

But, Mr Yakubu Sabo, spokesman for the Nigeria police, Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident on Thursday evening.

He said information about the was received about 30 minutes after midnight.

He also explained that Mr Umar Muri, the State Commissioner of police  has led a delegation of officers for an on-the-spot assessment visit to the crime scene.

The PRO said during the visit, the police Commissioner observed the weak security arrangement in the school and advised the management on the steps to be taken against any re-occurence.

Sabo said, upon receiving the information, the command deployed its men in the scene, with a view to foiling the kidnapping and arresting the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident.

The Spokesman explained thag the gunmen accessed the school through the dormitory where 268 students were being accommodated.

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He called on school proprietors within the state to liaise with the nearest police formation for security advice/coverage and to promptly report incidents or suspicious persons around their environment so as to ensure prompt response of the police and to forestall future occurrence.

“The Command received a distress call through DPO Sabon Tasha, Chikun LGA, that in the early hours of today 09/1/2020 at about 0030hrs, that some armed men in military camouflage gained entry into the Good Shepard Major Seminary School, Kakau by Fly-over, along Kaduna Abuja highway and started shooting sporadically and in the process took away four students to unknown destination,” he said.

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