A Nigerian Army Lieutenant has been abducted by unidentified armed men at a shop near Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The soldier was identified as Lieutenant A. Falana.
He was seized by the armed gunmen at a shop where he had gone to buy some personal items.
According a report in Saturday Sun this afternoon, the army man was dressed in casuals when he was taken into custody by the kidnappers whose presence forced residents to scamper for safety.
The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, according to the newspaper confirmed the incident in a telephone call.
“The name of the abducted army officer was given as Lieutenant A. Falana.
“He was seized on Monday evening but has since been able to escape from his abductors unhurt, police records said.
According to Sabo, “We were told he was picked at a shop near ABU Monday evening.
“But, he has been able to escape unhurt.”
But, a source in the Army who spoke in confidence denied the incident, claiming there was no such to best of his knowledge.
According to him, “let me check and get back to you.” He did call back within a few minutes and said, “I have checked and no one among us was kidnapped.”
Kidnapping along the three major highways in Kaduna, namely; Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birni Gwari, has been giving motorists hard time for some time now, the report said.
According to the report, the state government and security agencies’ efforts are yet to produce commensurate results when compared to the amount of monetary and human resources so far expended to put the situation under control.