Gunmen abducted two occupants, ex- Lawmaker Wife and Kill Two in Kaduna


There was pandemonium at Zongon Aya Community, at Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State after the killing of two people by gunmen, It was reported.

The gunmen also abducted two additional occupants, including the spouse of an ex-Lawmaker, when they stormed the town located along Kaduna- Zaria Highway about 11:15 pm Thursday.

A resident of the region, recognized as Kawu, gave the names of the murdered as Salihu Alhaji and Falalu while those abducted were Sallau Dan Albarka, a businessman and the wife of their ex-lawmaker.

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He said those murdered went following the gunmen to rescue those abducted but had been ambushed at a village named Tumbau and killed while the third individual that shot them on his bike, called Mas’ud, was shot in the stomach but did not die as in the time of completing the report.

“The gunmen came around 11:15 pm and started shooting sporadically in town, residing two people killed and abducted two others among them the wife of an ex-Lawmaker in the nation,” he explained.

The operation by the gunmen lasted for almost three hours unchallenged as residents couldn’t sleep as a result of the noise of gunshots locally.

When contacted, the State Control’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, guaranteed to receive more details from the Maraban Jos Divisional Police Office prior to comment but did not call back as at the time of filing the report.



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