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The Emir of Kauru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, and ten members of his immediate family were kidnapped by armed bandits in the early hours of Sunday, according to the Kaduna State Police Command.

“The incident occurred about 0234hrs when armed wielding bandits in large numbers invaded Kajuru town, shot sporadically, and gained access into the Chief’s residence where they abducted him and ten members of his immediate family to an unknown destination,” according to the state police command’s State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige.

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According to the statement, the Kaduna Police Command received a sad report on the kidnapping of the Chief of Kajuru, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, in the early hours of today, July 11, 2021, through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Kajuru, Kajuru.

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Despite this, the Police Mobile Force (PMF), conventional police, and the Nigerian Army deployed to Kajuru LGA are currently involved in a search and rescue mission around the forest in the hope of rescuing the victims, while the IGP’s Tactical units have been summoned for technical assistance.

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The Command expressed its sadness over the tragedy and stated that it will not quit in its efforts to find a long-term solution to the state’s current criminality crisis.

The statement urged members of the public to remain calm and to always provide credible information to the police and other security authorities so that they can prevent any possible attack on innocent persons before it occurs.

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