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High Insecurity: 13 Women Abducted Along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway By Bandits

July 04 , 2021 | EASTERN PILOT Report By: Fikayo Olowolagba And John Gabriel | A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to the kidnap of 13 ...

July 04 , 2021 | EASTERN PILOT

Report By: Fikayo Olowolagba And John Gabriel |

A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to the kidnap of 13 women by bandits suspected to be kidnappers. DAILY POST reported earlier that the women were kidnapped along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road. The women, who were on their way to attend a wedding, were said to have been kidnapped between Manini and Udawa town, along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. According to a resident of Udawa town, Alhaji Umar Abdullah, who said he escaped narrowly, “the incident happened on Thursday around 12:00 pm when the bandits intercepted three vehicles conveying the women on their way to Birnin Gwari.”

DAILY POST gathered that among the victims were nursing mothers and a woman with her five daughters. “A seven-year-old boy was among those abducted,” Alhaji Umar revealed. Also, Udawa community leader, Muhammed Umar, told DAILYPOST that the women were all from Udawa town in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. “All the 13 women were from Udawa on their way to Birnin Gwari to attend a wedding. “Some of the women are from the same family, like Zainab Abu Jibril the senior wife of Malam Jibril Ibrahim, and her five daughters were all abducted alongside others from other families with their infants,” he said.

According to him, if not for the quick response of soldiers, the bandits would have abducted more travelers on the way because they blocked the road, picking their victims. Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige could not pick his calls, and did not respond to messages sent to him. Their abduction has stirred reactions from Nigerians who queried the presence of the Department of State Services, DSS and other security agencies at important locations. According to them, security agencies rather than safeguard lives of Nigerians are hunting activists and the likes of Sunday Igboho. Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter;

@Olamide “Where are the DSS to arrest the bandits? Sunday Igboho and Kanu are their problems. Fulanization in progress, keep it on.” @UmeraOzioma “Soldiers, Policemen and DSS are in the south East and South West intimidating innocent citizens while bandits are busy abduction helpless people in the North.” @JonesUche “I’m ashamed of our security sector.They major on the minor, and minor on the major.”

@Olurops “DSS will not show up to rescue the 13 women abducted? @Thompson_Tosan “ Where’s the DSS? It’s only Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu they know how to flex their muscles on.” @Mceentia “It is still in the north and no one is saying anything about it.If it is another state now they’ll deploy air force and army.” @DedonEndSars “ DSS, Police and Army this is your job and not on innocent protesters.”

@Rizamanathan “ May God help us. They won’t rescue these set of victims and display for praises, It’s Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday own they sabi.Naija na cruise.” @Collins65 “ It is a welcome development. That is just business “according to Malam el Rufai”.so this is not news. They kidnapped their siblings. They are waiting for their own royalty.”


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