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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 14 September 2020


16 captured, four shot by gunmen in Kaduna

File photo: A gunman File photo: A gunman

Sixteen persons have been abducted by gunmen on the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Road in Kaduna State.

A report from The Nation indicated that the incident happened on Saturday, September 12, 2020 when the victims, many of them family members, were going to the farm.

Some of the abductees were children and women, one of whom had a baby strapped to her back.

It was also gathered that four persons were shot and abandoned by the assailants.

A survivor, Mallam Yakubu Barauni, told journalists on Sunday, September 13, 2020 that he was shot in the legs.

“We were on our way to the farm when we were attacked by some bandits. They took away 16 people, four were shot, three taken to hospital in Kaduna town,” he stated.

Barauni added that the bandits were yet to contact the community.

Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige could not be reached at press time for confirmation.

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