An Army strike force has saved two kidnappers captured by residents of Ungwan Sunday in Kaduna South LGA of Kaduna State from being killed.
A four year old boy, Sadiq Usman was kidnapped and had his eyes plucked out. Not long ago, a house wife, Mrs Mary Obadiah also had her eyes removed by ritualists. The killing of a pastor by kidnappers after spending 10 days in their captivity and the kidnapping of a school boy in Barnawa among several others has angered the people of the state.
These have led to the burning of a kidnapper along Television Garage in Kaduna recently.
Pulse gathered that another set of kidnappers were arrested on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Narayi, Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
Residents of Ungwan Sunday who had captured suspected kidnappers were about to set them ablaze when the military men intercepted, it was gathered.
"I think something crazy is happening in Kaduna, and the government need to get to the bottom of it. It started with the boy whose eyes were plucked, then the wave of kidnapping of adults and now this," Bala Livinus said.
"I have never been an advocate of 'Jungle Justice'. However, I think I am 'Happy' with the way this evil is being tackled at the community level by the crowd. Naturally or ideally, one would have said let the police and its interrogators be allowed to do their job but we can't allow that happen in a seemingly failed Judicial system where many criminals are set free under the guise of whatever," another resident, Zigwai Musa said.
"There was a woman whose eyes were plucked. I think she later died. Three weeks ago, a lady was kidnapped around High Cost Junction and no one heard about it again. Something needs to be done to stem this madness. When these suspected kidnappers were arrested, it took the intervention of the military personnel to rescue them. The angry mob wanted them to be killed," an eye witness, James Kantyok said.