Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt.

The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation. 

He said: “today being 24th May, 2021 at about 0300hrs, unknown gunmen attacked the residents of Angwan-wazobia in Gauraka area of Tafa LGA where about six persons were abducted. Teams of Policemen were mobilized to the scene and efforts to rescue the victims are being intensified”.

He explained  that however, at about 0635hrs of same date, some miscreants blocked both sides of Abuja – Kaduna expressway, protesting the recent cases of kidnapping in the community. 

“Tlhe miscreants later extended the protest to Gauraka Police outpost, vandalized and set it ablaze.”, he said.

According to him, efforts to disperse the protesters are ongoing as reinforcement has been dispatched from Minna to Area Commander Suleja as well as joint task force from Minna – Suleja highway to restore normalcy on Abuja – Kaduna express way. 

He restated the command calls on members of the public, parents/guardian and community leaders to caution their wards against any act of public disturbance as the Command shall continue the onslaught against criminal elements in the society.

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