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Heavily Armed Men Kidnap Two Pregnant Women In Kaduna



Unknown but heavily armed men allegedly kid­napped three persons in­cluding two pregnant wom­en at Mararaba Jos in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State at about 2am last Monday, relatives of the abducted persons have al­leged.

Suarah Ibrahim and Hali­ma Ibrahim, elder sisters of one of the victims, Bilikisu Sani, 17, who spoke to newsmen yesterday in Ka­duna, said their visit to the secretariat became neces­sary after effortless search of their loved sister since the day of incident yielded no result.

The middle-aged wom­en, who looked physically troubled, said they had ex­tended the search to Nigeria Police Force headquarters, Directorate of State Servic­es (DSS) and 1 Divisional Army Headquarters all in Kaduna without any trace.

Halima Ibrahim said: “The men came to the area in different security agen­cies’ uniforms at about 2am and forced their way into the house. It was later we discovered that occupants of the house, including two pregnant women who were just in their nightdresses were whisked away. I am the elder sister of Bilikisu Sani who just got married.

“We have gone to 1 Divi­sion, but we were told they did not have anybody with such description in their custody. We also went to office of DSS as well as the police headquarters here in Kaduna where we heard the same story.

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“We decided to come to NUJ because we do not know whereabouts of our people. We do not even know on what grounds the arrest was made. All we know is that the men were in security uniforms and the operation lasted for about five hours.”

Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna Police Command, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, said he was unaware of any joint operation on Monday, October 12, but promised to make contacts.

But about an hour later, he replied through a mobile message which simply read: “For any army operation, call their PRO pls. Thanks.”

Calling the Public Rela­tions Officer of 1 Divisional Army Headquarters, Ka­duna, Col. A. O. Abdul, he also said he was not aware of any operation involving the army on the said date. He promised to make con­tact and get back to this re­porter but he never did.

However, Public Rela­tions Officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, ASCII, Orndiir Terzungwe, con­firmed that Army did called for reinforcement on that day, but could not ascertain whether it was for the case under review.