Gunmen have reportedly abducted the daughter-in-law of the Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, along with her four children, in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The elder statesman confirmed this to newsmen in Zaria, Kaduna State on Wednesday, 9 August, saying, “My daughter-in-law, Ramatu Samaila, was abducted by bandits including her four children.
TheFact Daily gathers that Ramsatu, the wife of Ango’s son who is the village head of Yakawada, was abducted when bandits invaded the village on Tuesday night. Upon invading the community, they headed straight for the residence of Alhaji Rilwanu Saidu, the village head.
It was learnt that the bandits also kidnapped some other victims at the residence of the monarch’s neighbour.
Three people, who sustained injuries during the attack, are said to be receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital at Shika, Zaria.
A resident who gave her name as Khadija Musa said the bandits killed one person on patrol during the attack. According to her, for months, they had enjoyed relative peace but was quick to add that in the last two weeks, bandits had returned to the communities to inflict serious injuries on the locals.
“They now kidnap at will and ransack our food stores as well as steal our cows,” she declared.
No comments from the police or State government has been received at the time of filing this report.