Kidnappers Abduct Bride, Relatives In Kaduna
A bride and 10 of her relatives were abducted at Birnin Gwari town, Kaduna State by kidnappers as she was being taken to her groom’s home at gunpoint at the weekend.
The investigation revealed that the bride vehicles were stopped at gunpoint on Saturday night by the bandits who drove them to an unknown destination.
“The bandits operated with so much ease and impunity. Nobody could challenge them as they hijacked the vehicles and took away the bride and 10 other people,” a former chairman of the local government told our correspondent.
Kidnap-syndicate His words: “They simply stopped a bus that was conveying the bride to her husband’s house with her relatives and friends numbering about 10. “The incident took place about 55 kilometres from Birnin Gwari main town.”
However, three of the abducted people had escaped and were seeing at the family homes of the bride where they narrated their ordeal.
They said that the bandits drove the bus and the car that were conveying the bride and the relatives to the bush.
Contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, Aliyu Muktar, said the command was not informed of the incidents. Birnin Gwari has witnessed several attacks by armed bandits. Eleven (11) soldiers were recently killed in the town by the bandits who attacked a military checkpoint.