Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers allegedly killed one person and abducted five others including a primary school headteacher in what appeared to be a coordinated attack in some villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A source in one of the affected villages who spoke in confidence alleged that, the gunmen attacked a filling station in Doka village along Funtua road at about 1:00pm on Wednesday, shot one of the attendants dead, injured two others and later took another two away.
Spokesman, Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo did not pick his call when this correspondent tried to confirm the story, but another media source quoted him as confirmed the development though with conflicting figures.
That source quoted Sabo as saying “the incident happened on the 16th of this month around 11:30, where some hoodlums went to a filling station , opened fire and in the process killed one person, and injured one and kidnapped another one.”
However, Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguards, Ibrahim Nagwari in a statement identified the abducted head teacher as AbdulHafiz Abdullahi of Dangamji, primary school.
Ibrahim in a statement said, “armed bandits have abducted, the Head Teacher of Dangamji, primary school, AbdulHafiz Abdullahi and two others at Doka filling station, while two others where shot and seriously wounded.
“Earlier on Wednesday morning around 8.30am, heavily armed bandits, opened fire on vehicles around Polwaya and abduct a bread vendor, about Ten kilometers from Birni-Gwari. Similarly, the armed bandits strike again on wednesday near Gayam village, wounded three vigilante and abduct people from vehicles.