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Kidnappers abduct journalist’s wife, child, kill FRSC personnel in Kaduna

Suspected kidnappers have abducted the wife and child of a reporter with the Voice of America (VOA), Nasiru Birnin Yero in Kaduna according to agency reports.

The unknown persons also killed a staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who rushed out to help the victims when they attacked the journalists’ residence in Birnin Yero on Wednesday at 1.30am.

It was gathered that the FRSC staff has been buried after he died from an injury he sustained when the abductors shot him.
 
Nasiru who was not home when his residence was attacked confirmed the incident.
He said, “They came to my house at about 1:30 a.m. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife where I was and she told them I was not at home.

“They destroyed my television set and refrigerator before taking my wife and son insisting that my wife 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,” Mr. Birnin-Yero said

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Umar Ibrahim, confirmed the death of the corps personnel and described the incident as very unfortunate.

Mr. Ibrahim described the deceased as a very hard working person, who 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, “the sector commander said.
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