Thursday, 12 April 2018

Gunmen kill policemen, abduct two brides in Kaduna

Two policemen and an official of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have been shot dead in Ciki Da Falo, a village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.

Reports gathered from TheCable on Thursday, A resident confirmed that 15 people, including two brides, were abducted.

The resident who preferred anonymity said the incident happened around 5pm on Thursday.

Austin Iwar, Kaduna state police commissioner, confirmed the incident to TheCable but did not give details.

The officers were reportedly killed at a checkpoint in the community.

Birnin-Gwari has continued to make headlines for armed banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping.

Two weeks ago, Zubairu Gwari, emir of Birnin Gwari, asked his subjects to defend themselves against those invading their communities.

“We can’t be fools to wait for somebody that will not come. Nobody can stop me from telling my people to protect themselves. And that is what we are doing now because the policemen that are in Birnin Gwari cannot protect. The soldiers that are being brought come and sometimes make matters worse. I am also appealing to the president to come and see things for himself, because we are also Nigerians,” he had said in an interview.

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