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BREAKING: Bandits abduct Emir of Kajuru, 13 others in Kaduna

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The Emir of Kajaru and some members of his larger household have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected bandits in a late-night attack in the Kajaru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the bandits launched the attack on the Emir and his household during the early hours of Sunday.

This is coming one week after the abduction of 121 students of Bethel Baptist school in neighbouring Chikun Local Government Area.

Eyewitnesses accounts suggested that the bandits numbering over 200, fired shots in the air before proceeding to the Emir’s palace and taking him and 13 members of his family away.

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Three women, two of his grandchildren, three of his aides, and five others were said to have been abducted.

The incident was confirmed by the Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, who said the 85-year-old second-class traditional Ruler was kidnapped from his palace.

Jalige also stated that a combined team comprising members of the Police Mobile Force, Operatives of Operation Puff Adder, and Anti-kidnapping squad of the Kaduna State Police Command have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers, with a view to rescuing the victims and arresting the criminals.

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