Terrorists in large numbers invaded Yakwada village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnaped the daughter-in-law to the Convener of the Northern Elders’ Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, her four children, and others on Tuesday night.
It was gathered that the terrorists also abducted several others and a patrol guard was killed in the process.
The daughter-in-law, Ramatu Samsila, is married to the Village Head of Yakawada, Alhaji Rilwan Saudu, who is the son of the elder brother to Abdullahi, a former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State.
According to report the hoodlums also abducted some neighbours of the Village Head.
A source, who pleaded for anonymity said, the terrorists who came in with sophisticated weapons, took away two of the wives of the neighbours, who are nursing mothers.
“They also killed a security guard in the area while the operation which lasted several hours.
“Some residents of the area also sustained injuries. I think they should be at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital at the moment receiving treatment.
“The terror gang went away with over nine residents of the area. It’s unfortunate. Remember that one of Prof’s sons was among the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers in March and was just released recently. And his eldest son, Isah, died not quite long and now his daughter-in-law and children. It’s a really traumatic period for Prof.
“This is not the first time bandits are kidnapping Prof’s relations. There was a time they kidnapped his cousin, uncle.
“Giwa is a no-go area now. The residents there are relocating to Zaria in droves,” the source said.
As of the time of filing this report, neither the state government nor the state police command had confirmed the attack.
The state Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, when contacted on the telephone, neither picked up his call nor respond to a text message sent to him by one a reporter in the state.
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