Gunmen abducted 26 people in the states of Kaduna and Katsina. The victims include three children of the deputy provost, Katsina State College of Education (COE), as well as a former director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and her daughter. However, kidnappers released the State Secretary’s (SSG) older brother, Katsina.
The bandits stormed Keke Township in Chikun Township in Kaduna State and kidnapped no fewer than 18 people. According to a local resident, Ibrahim Nasir, the bandits came through a neighboring community on Monday evening and began shooting sporadically.
He said, “They started moving from house to house, chasing people out of their homes . In the end, 18 people, mostly women and children, were kidnapped. ”
At the time this report was reported, the police and state government had not yet received any information about the kidnapping.
AT THE SAME TIME, bandits kidnapped three children of the Deputy Provost, Isa Kaita College of Education (IKCOE), Dutsinma, Katsina State, Dr. Ismaila Ado Funtua.
The incident occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the staff quarters of the collage. A reliable source said the gunmen collapsed part of the school fence before gaining access to the victim’s home.
RELEVANTLY, former general manager of Katsina State Television (KTTV), Ahmed Abdulkadir, and his Teenage daughter kidnapped around the same time.
The armed men who Shema Quarters in. The Bakori Town Council reportedly held sophisticated weapons that were sporadically shot to scare away local residents before abducting Abdulkadir and his daughter along with three others. Abdulkadir is a retired NBC director.
However, the kidnappers released the older brother of the Secretary of State (SSG), Kabir Inuwa. Kabir, 78, was kidnapped on September 1 when he was checking his farm in Daftau Township in Danmusa Town Council.
The kidnappers initially asked for N50 million ransom, but the Inuwa family is negotiating N10 million. However, it was found that no ransom was paid prior to his release.
A source said police arrested the informant who sold the seventy-year-old and some relatives of the kidnappers.
IN THE MIDDLE, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has welcomed the renewed measures by the federal and northern state governments to curb the security challenges pervading parts of the north.
CNG also noticed the fighting spirit of the federal troops, which improved Cooperation with other security services and the awakened sense of responsibility in the previously frightened northern communities.
CNG spokesman Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said yesterday: “We particularly note that the combined effect of the initiatives to block Internet access, closing weekly Community markets, bans on cattle transport and restricted access to fuel in some front-line states have already achieved results
“However, these measures are likely to come at a cost that the affected communities urgently need to bear with patience and strength in the hope that they will be temporary hardships necessary for the ultimate restoration of security and a return to peace and lasting public security are required y. ”