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Reports hitting the desk of Africa Daily News, New York right now have it that suspected terrorists have kidnapped a woman and her four children in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The abducted woman is reportedly the daughter-in-law of the village head of Yakawada, Alhaji Rilwanu Saidu, an elder brother of the Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi.
At the time of filing this report, Police authorities were yet to comment on the incident, but a close relative of the family, Umar Sani, told Channels Television that the woman, Ramatu Samaila, was abducted along with her children from their residence during the attack which occurred on Tuesday night.
He said the bandits in their large numbers invaded Yakawada village and started shooting sporadically before moving to the village head’s residence.
The bandits also kidnapped some residents of the community including one Abubakar Mijinyawa and his two wives, Aisha and Hajara.
The two wives who are both nursing mothers were reportedly taken away along with their babies while a local patrol guard, Aminu Lawal, was killed by the attackers during the attack.
The kidnapping of five members of Professor Abdullahi’s family comes almost four months after his son, Sadiq Abdullahi, and 61 others were abducted by terrorists who attacked an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28.
In a related development, a yet-to-be-identified number of persons suspected to be terrorists causing havoc in parts of the country were on Tuesday nabbed by members of the Nigerian army in Lagos State.
According to reports reaching the desk of Africa Daily News, New York, the suspects who wore military camouflage and other accouterments were arrested in different parts of the state following a raid.
The suspected terrorists were reported to have been drafted by their sponsors to survey some areas in Lagos for possible attacks.
The arrests, according to reports, were made by the Department of State Service, DSS and the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army.