Gunmen Stroke Bauchi Community, Abduct Nursing Mother

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis and kidnapped a nursing mother, Mrs Kafayyat Odedoyin.

Neighbours told our correspondent that, the kidnappers who were about 10 stormed the area at about 12 a.m. and forced themselves into the building broke the main door before gaining entrance into the house.

The kidnappers abducted the 34-year-old mother of 3 children whose husband had just been transferred to Kaduna.

“At exactly 1 am, we started hearing sporadic gunshots from different directions around our house. We woke up and thought of having cover.”

“We then heard people jumping the fence trying to gain entrance into the house of our neighbour. They were there from 12 midnight to 1.30 a.m. By the time we came out, they had left with the woman, leaving behind, her three children as you can see.”

Recall that some gunmen stroke the community a few days back. Killing two and kidnapped three others.

The situation has lingered on, where instances of kidnapping in the community become persistent.

Another neighbour, Usman Baba told our correspondent that, “We just heard the movement of people with motorbikes and thereafter gunshots from different directions, then later towards the house of the woman who was kidnapped.”

A colleague of the husband, Ade Aremu said that “I was called by my colleague who is in Kaduna that his family was in danger, that I should go and see what the situation was. When I got there, I discovered that she had been kidnapped leaving behind, the three kids.”

The Divisional Police Officer, Yelwa Division SP Philip Emmanuel told our correspondent that the division had received distress calls from members of the community when the gunmen entered the community.

“I was told about the incident and I immediately sent members of the JTF from the division. They stormed the place, but unfortunately, the kidnappers have left with the woman before our men arrived.

“We are trying our best, if you recalled that the last incident that happened, the police mounted a checkpoint at Bayara and a special patrol team was mobilized and stationed in the area. So we are trying our best and we will continue to do that”, SP Philip told our reporter.


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