Kaduna State Police Command on Tuesday foiled a kidnap attempt of a family in Sabon Gari area.
The command's spokesperson, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar, who confirmed the incident said the kidnappers stormed the residence of the former chairman of the vigilante group in Shika, Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mustapha Ghali with plans to abduct it occupants.
The kidnappers laid siege to the property and later abducted Alhaji Ghali and two of his daughters.
However, the Police Special Response Squad arrived and engaged the kidnappers in gun duel during which father of the girls and two policemen were injured. When the kidnappers could not stand police fire, they abandoned the two daughters and fled inside the bush.
Unfortunately, Alhaji Ghali later died in a hospital while receiving treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agyole Abeh has ordered a re-enforcement of police personnel to the area to comb the forest in order to arrest the fleeing attackers" said Mukhtar.
“It is very sad that during the cross firing Alhaji Ghali was hit and later died at the ABU Teaching Hospital Shika.
“Some of our policemen also sustained injury and are also receiving treated at the Shika General