Five family members abducted in Kaduna

Five family members abducted in Kaduna

Gunmen, in the early hours of Friday, reportedly abducted family members and two others in Barakallahu, a town in Kaduna metropolis.  Abdulsalam Harun

Kaduna boils again, 7 killed, five injured as gunmen in military uniform attack
10-year-old girl raped by 5 men in Kaduna
Police deny involvement in the killing of Mrs Ataga after daughter recognised one of the killers

Gunmen, in the early hours of Friday, reportedly abducted family members and two others in Barakallahu, a town in Kaduna metropolis.  Abdulsalam Haruna, a resident of the community, said the gunmen attacked his home and took away his wife and four children. He added that his neighbour’s two children were taken away during the attack.

“The incident happened at about 1:30am (on Friday). They broke my gate and came into my compound. They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them. They went away with my wife and four of my children, two of whom are students of the Federal Science and Technical College, Malumfashi, Katsina state,” Haruna said.

“They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children. Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna state ministry of education, were also attacked, but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there. We alerted the security personnel, but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims.”

The development comes barely a week after 17 family members who were said to be on their way to the farm were attacked and abducted by bandits  in Udawa village, Chikun local government area of the state.