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Bandits kidnap two Kaduna journalists, their wives and others

On Saturday evening, some bandits invaded Dahjonu group in Millennium Metropolis of Chikun Native Authorities Space of ​​Kaduna State and kidnapped two journalists: Abdulgafar Alabelewe of The Nation and AbdulRaheem Abdu of Blueprint newspaper, in addition to their wives and kids.

Alabelewe can also be the present Chairman of the Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council.

One of many victims' family, Taofeeq Olayemi, who confirmed the incident, stated the bandits invaded the world at round 10:30pm and shot indiscriminately earlier than finishing up the act.

Olayemi stated the bandits kidnapped Alabelewe, his spouse and two of his kids, whereas Aodu and his spouse, who was additionally sick, had been kidnapped, abandoning their sick daughter.

He stated: “They initially picked up Abdulgafar, his spouse, three of his kids and a woman who was staying with them, earlier than asking the lady to return again with one of many kids and leaving with Abdulgafar, his spouse and two kids.

“They smashed their doorways and home windows and eliminated their burglars after they climbed over the fence.”

Olayemi, who can also be a neighbour of the victims, added: “They got here on Saturday evening round 10.30pm and began capturing indiscriminately.

“First they pressured open Aodu's door, arrested him and his spouse, leaving their sick daughter behind.

“They then entered Abdulgafar's home by the gate and jumped into his home.

“They went straight to his bed room and picked him up, his spouse and two of their kids and left instantly, at which level the vigilantes arrived and began capturing within the air.”

On the time of submitting this report, state police spokesperson Mansir Hassan was not obtainable for remark as his telephone line was not working.

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