Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped infants from the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State.
It was gathered that 5 workers members of the hospital, together with feminine nurses, have been additionally kidnapped.
The bandits, who have been stated to have stormed the place in massive numbers, engaged officers from a close-by police station in a gun battle, Daily Trust reviews.
A employee within the hospital, who spoke on situation of anonymity, advised Daily Trust there was a heavy shootout in the course of the operation.
According to the supply, the principal safety guard on responsibility on the hospital was among the many individuals kidnapped.
“Those kidnapped were our staff members living at the staff quarters, some were abducted alongside their children. So about ten people were taken
away so far,” he stated.
Also, confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of the Medical and Health Union of the Centre, Maryam Abdulrazaq, stated she compiled the names of six kidnapped.
She stated the newest incident made it the third time their workers members have been kidnapped by bandits.
“So far, I have six names of the people abducted but I will try to get the remaining four names by Monday God willing. The principal security guard on duty, two nurses –Joy Yakubu and Odor and her baby, Lab technician Christiana, Kasim from Auditorium office were among those kidnapped,” she stated.
When a correspondent from the newspaper visited the police division and the centre, bullet holes have been seen on the fence.
The attackers have been stated to have blocked the bridge linking the village with Zaria city, to cease any reinforcement by the police.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident, saying efforts have been ongoing to rescue the victims.