Expectant mother killed, husband abducted in Kaduna

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An expectant mother was killed by gunmen who were suspected to be kidnappers at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

The woman was killed by the kidnappers when security officers engaged them in a gun battle.

Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige was yet to respond to inquiries about the incident so the details concerning the incident is still unclear.

A source said, “Kidnappers stormed the house of the victims and went away with them. Security operatives chased them and in the process of fire exchange the kidnappers shot the woman and she later died in hospital.

“The woman was pregnant and about to give birth before the ugly incident. She has already been buried according to Islamic rites.”

One Mrs Grace Ameh, was also kidnapped by some gunmen yesterday, after shooting her husband in Abuja.

An anonymous, who witnessed the ioncident said, the incident occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday when some armed thugs invaded the residence of Mr and Mrs. John Ameh around Gwagwa.

Another source disclosed, “Mrs Grace Ameh was abducted, her husband who happened to be at home with her was shot by the gunmen. However, he has been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

“We need help against these kidnappers and men of the underworld. Government should do something fast to avoid further crisis”.

Police spokesman Mariam Yusuf confirmed the incident, saying that detectives were on the perpetrators’ heels.