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Bandits abduct five members of Prof. Ango Abdullahi’s family and others in Kaduna
Bandits abduct five members of Prof. Ango Abdullahi’s family and others in Kaduna

Bandits have abducted a woman, her four children and others in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The woman is the daughter-in-law of the village head of Yakawada, Alhaji Rilwanu Saidu, who is the elder brother of the Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum( NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi.

The incident is coming few weeks after Professor Abdullahi’s son, Sadiq Abdullahi, regained his freedom after almost four months in captivity.

Recall that Sadiq Abdullahi, and 61 others were abducted by terrorists who attacked an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28.

A close relative of the family, Umar Sani, who confirmed the incident to Channels TV, said that the woman, Ramatu Samaila, was abducted along with her children from their residence during the attack which occurred on Tuesday night, August 9.

He said the bandits in their large numbers invaded Yakawada village and started shooting sporadically before moving to the village head’s residence.

The bandits also kidnapped some residents of the community including one Abubakar Mijinyawa and his two wives, Aisha and Hajara.

The two wives who are both nursing mothers were reportedly taken away along with their babies while a local patrol guard, Aminu Lawal, was killed by the attackers during the attack.



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