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Journalist’s Wife Kidnapped

The wife and child of a reporter with Voice of America (VOA) in Kaduna, Malam Nasir Birnin-Yero have been kidnapped. The kidnappers also shot dead a staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who rushed out to help the victims during the operation.

Recounting the terrible incident, Malam Nasir Birnin-Yero lamented that… “They came to my house at about 1:30am. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife of my where about and she told them I was not at home.”

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“They vandalized my television set and refrigerator before taking my wife and son insisting that they must take them to where I was. One of my neighbour’s, who works with the 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.”

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Umar Ibrahim, confirmed the death of the valiant corps personnel… “The incident is very unfortunate. Sabitu was a very hard working person. He was also a member of the community’s vigilante. I am just coming back from the burial. It is a sad day for members of his family and the entire FRSC family.”