Reports from Zaria, Kaduna state say bandits in their large numbers attacked the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre, Saye, Zaria in the wee hours of Sunday and abducted 8 persons.
A source at the Centre says those abducted include 3 males and 5 females. The females are all alleged to be nursing mothers who were taking along with their babies.
Just as the predawn attack on the NTLC was ongoing, a group of the bandits attempted to overrun the Saye Police station but were successfully repelled.
The Kaduna state police command spokesman, ASP Muhammed Jalige confirmed the two incidents in a press release in Kaduna.
ASP JALIGE said some spent and live rounds of ammunition were recovered from the scene while the station has been reinforced.
Meanwhile the police anti-kidnapping unit, mobile police force as well as the Inspector General of Police – IGP’s Intelligence Response Team are said to be providing technical support in order to rescue the victims unhurt and arrest the bandits to have their day in court.