BREAKING: Bandits attack Kaduna Community, kidnap 2 journalists, family members

Bandits, late Saturday night, attacked Danhonu community in Millennium City of Chikun LGA, Kaduna State, abducting two journalists working with The Nation and BluePrint Newspapers in Kaduna.

Alhaji AbdulGafar Alabelewe and AbdulRaheem Aodu were kidnapped alongside their wives and children.

Alhaji Alabelewe is currently chairman of University Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council.

One of the victims’ family members, who lived close to their house, Taofeeq Olayemi confirmed the incident, saying the bandits attacked the community around 10:30 pm on Saturday night and started shooting sporadically before kidnapping the victims.

He noted that they kidnapped Alhaji Alabelewe, his wife, two of his children, and his family member, Alhaji Aodu, and his wife were kidnapped, leaving behind their daughter who is sick.

Olayemi said, “Initially, they picked Alhaji Abdulgafar, his wife and three of his children, and a girl staying with them before asking the girl to return back with one of the children, leaving with Abdulgafar, his wife and two children.”

“They shattered their doors, windows and removed their burglary after scaling the fence,” he narrated.”

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