Kaduna: Gunmen kill pregnant woman, abduct husband

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

The incident reportedly took place Tuesday evening.

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 the husband from their residence on the fateful day.

The woman got killed as security operatives engaged the kidnappers in a gun battle, it was learnt.

A source told one of our correspondents on Wednesday that the pregnant woman has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

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

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

As of the time of filing this report, the Kaduna Police Command 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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