In what can be described as an unfortunate incident, the wife and son of a “Voice Of America” reporter has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gun men numbering about 30,who stormed their apartment.
According to reports, a personnel of the FRSC was murdered in the incident.
This incident took place at their residence,with lots of property being vandalized in the absence of her reporter husband, Nasir Birnin-Yero.
When asked, Birnin-Yero said:
“they came to my house at about 1:30a.m. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife about my whereabouts and she told them I was not at home.
“They vandalised my television set and refrigerator before taking my wife and son, insisting that they must lead them to me.
“One of my neighbours, who works with FRSC, Sabitu Abdulhamid, was shot dead by the kidnappers when he rushed out in an attempt to save my family. The kidnappers have not made any contact yet”.
The Sector Commander with the FRSC in Kaduna, Umar Ibrahim confirmed the killing of the corps personnel and described the incident as very unfortunate.
“I am just coming back from the burial. It is a sad day for members of his family and the entire FRSC family,”
Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna in the upper legislative chamber said:
“The kidnapping of the wife of VOA Africa correspondent, Nasir Birnin Yero and the Killing of FRSC official Sabitu Abdulhamid in Kaduna State, stands condemned.
I join the families in prayers while calling on security agents to intensify efforts to rescue the hostage”.
The police has been quiet on the incident. Calls placed to the mobile of police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood weren’t answered before this story was filed.
Kidnappings have been widespread in Nigeria; with school kids not spared the ordeal as well. Terrorists pining for an Islamic State in the northeast have abducted thousands of Nigerians since 2009.