- The attack occurred around 1.30am on Sunday, May 20 in Maganda village when the gunmen stormed the area
- The gunmen went to the house of a businessman in the village and kidnapped his wives
- One of the wives was sent back to him with a number to call for negotiations on the release of the others
Some armed bandits on Sunday, May 20 hit Kaduna state again and kidnapped at least three women in Maganda village, Birnin Gwari local government area.
Daily Trust reports that the kidnapped women were wives of one Adamu Nakwana, a popular businessman in Birnin Gwari.
The women were abducted in the early hours of the day, around 1.30am, when the unknown gunmen stormed Madanga village and headed straight to Nakwana’s house.
The report quoted a resident, who did not want to be named, as saying: "The bandits, about 80 of them in number locked down the whole town when they attacked on Sunday morning.
"They went straight to Alhaji Adamu's house and took away his three wives. They did not harm any person but people are fleeing as they do not know if they will come back for another attack.”
The resident also said that the bandits later released one of the women with a contact number to get in touch with the abductors of the other two women for negotiation on their release.
"The bandits later released one of the women and gave her a number instructing that Alhaji Adamu should call them probably to negotiate for payment of ransom for the release of the women," he added.
The Police Command in Kaduna has yet to confirm the report.
Legit.ng reported several hours ago that some gunmen attacked four villages in Kakangi ward in Birnin Gwari local government in Kaduna state.
The attack by the armed bandits came a day after the lawmaker representing Birnin-Gwari /Giwa federal constituency, Hassan Shekarau, called for an end in the killing in the area.
A statement released by the Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance said the bandits attacked the villages at about 5pm on Tuesday, May 15. The group said the attack by the hoodlums lasted for three and half hours.
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