The Public Relation Officer of the command, ASP Muktar Aliyu disclosed this to journalists in Kaduna. He said that the kidnappers who were about 30 in number, invaded the community on September 18, at about 1:30 a.m.
“When the police were informed we acted instantly and engaged them in a gun battle and forced them to run into the bush without accomplishing their mission.
“A policeman, however, sustained gunshot wound during the attack and is now receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.
“Also, the father of the girls, Malam Mustapha Gali, died on Tuesday morning from the injuries he sustained when the kidnappers invaded his house.
“The two girls sustained no injury and are now with their mother.
“No arrest has been made yet, but we are on the trail of the suspects, and wish to assure the general public that they will be arrested and prosecuted.”
ASP Aliyu emphasized the command’s commitment to getting rid of criminals in the state and further appealed to residents for more helpful information.