Gunmen kill pregnant woman, abduct husband in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The incident took place on Tuesday.

Details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, but it was gathered that the victim was abducted alongside her husband from their residence.

It was gathered that the woman was killed as security operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun battle.

A source said on Wednesday that the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.

He said, “Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers stormed the residence of the victim and took her and her husband away yesterday (Tuesday). Security operatives gave them a hot chase and during the exchange of fire, the pregnant woman was shot. She was later pronounced dead at hospital.

“The woman was due to be delivered of her baby before the unfortunate incident happened. She has been buried according to Islamic rites. The kidnappers made away with the husband.”

As of the time of filing this report, the police had yet to confirm the incident as the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told our correspondent on the telephone that he was in a meeting.

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