Soldiers stormed the Janjala community in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State, arresting the Madaki of Janjala, Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu, and 13 suspected bandits’ informants.
On Wednesday, a source who preferred anonymity verified by phone to Daily Trust that troops raided the community on Tuesday in eight Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and apprehended the culprits.
He stated that the forces stopped in Kagarko town and picked up some suspects before driving towards Janjala, which is roughly three kilometers away from Kagarko.
“The two arrested suspects in Kagarko town led the troops to some houses in Janjala, from where they picked up 11 other suspects,” he said.
Another resident of Janjala, identified as Yahuza Suleiman, disclosed that the village chief was picked up by the troops and moved to Kaduna over reported cases of abduction in the community.
“And since the soldiers came and picked the Madaki and some suspects, his phone number was not connecting, but someone I was able to communicate with this morning told me that he is being questioned in Kaduna about the kidnap incidents in Janjala,” he said.
City & Crime had reported that bandits have for months been invading Janjala community and some neighbouring villages in the area, kidnapping residents and killing some of them.
There was no official response from the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command over the arrest by the troops at the time of filing this report.