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Army Officer Escapes Kidnap In Kaduna

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A Lieutenant in the Nigeria Army who was abducted by armed kidnappers at a shop near Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State has regained his freedom.

The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the development.

DSP Sabo gave the name of the abducted army officer was given as Lieutenant A. Falana.

Lieutenant Falana was reportedly seized on Monday evening but escaped from his abductors unhurt, police sources said.

According to Sabo, “We were told he was picked at a shop near ABU Monday evening. But, he has been able to escape unhurt.”

An Army source, however, denied the report saying there was no such to best of his knowledge.

Another source within the area said that the army officer, dressed in casuals, had gone to the shop to buy some personal items when the kidnappers came calling leading to people scampering for safety.

The problem of kidnapping along the three major highways in Kaduna, namely; Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birni Gwari, has been giving motorists hard time.

The state government and security agencies, meanwhile, are yet to produce commensurate results when compared to the amount of monetary and human resources so far expended to bring the situation under control.

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