The day that started with enthusiasm did not end well for some Kaduna miners who are now in the den of kidnappers. 

The Kaduna State Police Command, said the 16 miners were kidnapped in Bogoma village of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area in the state.

According to the spokesman for the Command, Yakubu Sabo, the 16 miners were abducted on Tuesday night when the truck they were travelling in was intercepted by armed bandits shortly after they left their mining site on their way home.

“The bandits kidnapped one Isa Tanimu and 15 others all of the same village,” Sabo said.

He added that a team of the Police Anti Kidnapping Unit was currently combing the area to rescue the miners and arrest the kidnappers.

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He told the News Agency of Nigeria that information available indicated that a link had been established with the abductors and “the Police are making discreet efforts to track them down".

Sabo says the incident is quite unfortunate.

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He assured the families of the abducted miners that the command was doing its best to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators.

“We appeal to the general public to assist the police with useful information towards ensuring that the criminals are brought to book,” the command spokesman added. 

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