Three armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect Monday evening, stormed Kabala West Junction, along Nnamdi Azikiwe express road in Kaduna Metropolis and whisked away five people suspected to be their members.
Although details of the arrest were sketchy, LEADERSHIP gathered that, the armed men who were dressed in mufti had trailed the five persons to Kabala west Junction, and forcefully picked them up.
An eyewitness, Malam Abubakar who witnessed everything, told LEADERSHIP on phone that the people went to the place well-armed. HE SAID: “they arrested five people who were inside a Golf Car and went away with the car.
“The people were not wearing security uniforms, in fact they were wearing casual dress,” he added.
Another source disclosed that the incident created panic in the area, saying, “When they came, we thought they were security operatives, they were three and each had sophisticated weapon.”
“They were shooting sporadically into the air and went straight for the five people and whisked them away in their car and the Gulf,”
A top security source who confirmed this said: “the five people may be members of the Boko Haram who have left the group. You know even Boko Haram are tired of killing innocent people, so, some of them are already detaching themselves from the struggle,” he said.
The Police Public Realtions, Aminu Lawan told LEADERSHIP that, “our men never carried out any such operation in Kabala West.”
Meanwhile, the five people arrested by the unknown gunmen were still in the captor’s custody as at the time of writing this story.