Kidnappers go on rampage, abduct journalist’s wife, child; kill FRSC officer


Kidnappers went on rampage on Wednesday in Kaduna, as they tried to seize the wife and child of a Voice of America (VOA) staff, killing a Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the process, who had tried to foil their plan.
According to the VOA reporter, Nasir Birnin-Yero, the abductors, who were more two dozen in number, had stormed his residence in Birnin Yero, near Kaduna at about 1:30 a.m.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN):“They came to my house at about 1:30 a.m. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife of my whereabouts and she told them I was not at home.
“They vandalised my television set and refrigerator before taking my wife and son insisting that they must take them to where I was.
“One of my neighbour’s, who works with the FRSC, Sabitu Abdulhamid, was shot dead by the kidnappers when he rushed out in an attempt to save my family.
“The kidnappers have not made any contact yet,” Mr. Birnin-Yero said
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Umar Ibrahim, confirmed the death of the corps personnel and described the incident as very unfortunate.
He had since been buried according to Muslim rites,

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