A pastor, his wife, four children, and two other travellers who were kidnapped by bandits, have been rescued by the Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria police in separate operations.
The pastor and members of his family were abducted by bandits in their home at Kudenda, Chikun Local Government Area of the state while the two travellers were rescued around Buruku along the Birnin Gwari Highway in the same LG.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, gave thepastor’s name as Ozigi Hassan of the Mercy Place Ministry Church, Kudenda.
In a statement today, Friday, the Police spokesman identified the other rescued victims who were travellers as Yusuf Sirajo of Jega Town, Kebbi State and Kabiru Yahaya, a staff of Birnin Gwari LGA.
According to the police spokesman, the pastor, wife, and four children were being moved to the forest when operatives of the command rescued them following a distressed call.
He said, “On the 27th April, 2021 at 0200hrs the Command received a report from DPO Kakuri that some suspected bandits in large number gained access into the residence of one Pastor Ozigi Hassan of Mercy Place Ministry Church, Kudenden and abducted him, his wife and their four (4) children and were heading the forest.