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Bandits abduct 13 wedding guests along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna Highway


Bandits, Kaduna

Suspected bandits have kidnapped 13 travellers who were heading to a wedding ceremony between Manini and Udawa town along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.

According to Daily Trust, the incident happened at about 12: pm on Thursday when the bandits intercepted three vehicles conveying the women to the ceremony in Birnin Gwari.

Sources disclosed that some of the abducted victims were nursing mothers, a woman with her five daughters and a seven-year-old boy.

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Confirming the report, a community leader, Muhammed Umar said the victims were all from Udawa town in Chikun Local Government Area.

“All the 13 women, majority housewives, were from Udawa on their way to Birnin Gwari to attend a wedding.

“Some of the women are from the same family, like Zainab Abu Jibril the senior wife of Malam Jibril Ibrahim and her five daughters were all abducted alongside others from other families with their infants,” he said.

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Umar stated that if not for the quick response of soldiers, the bandits would have abducted more travellers on the way because they blocked the road, picking their victims.

As of the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, could not be reached for confirmation.

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