Gunmen kill two, kidnap scores in fresh Kaduna attack

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Some gunmen reportedly attacked Rigasa community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed two persons while an unspecified number of locals were abducted.

The incident which took place on Friday along the Kaduna International Airport and Rigasa Railway Station, left one some persons critically wounded.

The gunmen were said to have opened fire at motorists along the road on Friday. In the process, three friends who were said to be travelling together fell victim.

Two of those shot by the gunmen were identified as Rabiu Auwal and Umar El-Khaddab. They were rushed to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, where Auwal died as a result of gunshot wounds in his chest while El-Khaddab was still battling for his life.

A source said the whereabouts of one Ismail Muhammed was still unknown after the attack.

It was gathered that Muhammad might have been among those abducted by the gunmen who were yet to establish contact with any of his family members.

Meanwhile, the remains of Auwal was laid to rest on Saturday at Rigasa Cemetery according to Islamic rites.

Also, the remains of an elderly man said to be a victim of the same attack were buried in the Rigasa Cemetery.

The source said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Goronyo, also escaped the attack by whiskers.

However, he confirmed the attack but declined giving details.

The State Police Command confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, who said one person was killed during the attack. Punch

 

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