The daughter-in-law to the Convener of the Northern Elders’ Forum and former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, her four children, and others have been kidnapped by bandits at Yakwada village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attackers, in large numbers, invaded the community on Tuesday night.
The terrorists were said to have killed a patrol guard during the attack.
The daughter-in-law, Ramatu Samsila, is married to the Village Head of Yakawada, Alhaji Rilwan Saudu, the son of Abdullahi‘s elder brother.
According to PUNCH, a source said the hoodlums also kidnapped some neighbours of the Village Head.
The source, who pleaded for anonymity, said the terrorists kidnapped two of the neighbours’ wives, who are nursing mothers.
“They also killed a security guard in the area while the operation which lasted several hours.
“Some residents of the area also sustained injuries. I think they should be at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital at the moment receiving treatment.
“The terror gang went away with over nine residents of the area. It’s unfortunate. Remember that one of Prof’s sons was among the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers in March and was just released recently. And his eldest son, Isah, died not quite long and now his daughter-in-law and children. It’s a really traumatic period for Prof.
“This is not the first time bandits are kidnapping Prof’s relations. There was a time they kidnapped his cousin, uncle.
“Giwa is a no-go area now. The residents there are relocating to Zaria in droves,” the source said.