Hon. Samuel Aruwan the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state Warns Against Night Travels





Honourable Samuel Aruwan
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Honourable Samuel Aruwan on Wednesday called on the residents of Kaduna State to take  caution and be wise towards traveling in the night.
He made this known to the newsmen when kidnapped victims were rescued by Operation Thunder Strike and handed over to Kaduna State Government in Kaduna.
The seven victims rescued, were coming from Offa, Kwara State, three male, three female and one minor  to Kaduna when they were kidnapped at Rigana at about 10.pm along Kaduna – Abuja road.
They were rescued by Operation Thunder Strike,  which carried out operations with the victims rescued at about 4.30am on Wednesday morning.
He advised the residents of Kaduna State to be cautious and be wise towards traveling in the night for their safety.
The Commissioner, on behalf of Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai thanked the Commander for total commitment of officers and men for the rescue.
He called on residents to be alert if  there is any checkpoint mounted along Kaduna – Abuja, Kaduna -Birnin Gwari and Kaduna – Zaria road for their safety.
He urged, the residents to report any security challenges to the Security operatives, whom he said are ready to render support and are dedicated to protecting the lives of the people.
The kidnapped victims who were rescued  and  underwent psychological trauma, were handed over to the Kaduna State Government.
The Commissioner, received the victims on behalf of the State Government, and handed them to the leadership of the Offa Decedent Union (ODU).
The victims however were to go through medical checkups to ensure their perfect health.
The National Vice President of ODU, Professor Tajudeen Olasupo,  thanked the Kaduna State Government and Kwara State Government who made moves  to rescue the victims.
Earlier, the Operations Thunder Strike, Col.  Ibrahim Gambari,  presented the seven victims who were kidnapped to the State Government at Government House premises.
He explained that immediately they got information on Sunday, they went to rescue the victims, adding that with the help of God, they were able to rescue them by 4.30am on Wednesday without paying  ransom.
He warned the  bandits and collaborators that their end has come.
One of the victims said they walked throughout the night of Saturday at Rigana along Kaduna – Abuja expressway.
They were tortured and beaten by the kidnappers, they demanded a ransom of ten million Naira from the victims, the negotiation stopped at five million Naira.
He said, however, with the help of God and the Operations Thunder Strike they were rescued without paying a ransom.

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