Residents of Rigachikun under Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have fled their homes following the killing of a pregnant woman, Aisha Muhammed, by gunmen, who also kidnapped her husband.
Ibyson Fortes’ Blog gathered that the incident took place on Tuesday after the woman and her husband were taken away from their residence by the miscreants.
A resident of the area told SaharaReporters that insecurity has forced many of them to flee the area.

He said, “Since last week, we here in Rigachukun and other parts of Kaduna have been experiencing high rate of kidnapping. Residents now struggle to put money together to pay ransom for their family members abducted by these kidnappers.”

A woman, who moved to Abuja over the weekend from Rigachukun said, “Kaduna is now unsafe and very scary. That was why we decided to move.

“It is a difficult and expensive decision, but it is also the only option for us.”

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Gunmen on wee hours of Friday allegedly stormed a Kaduna suburb called Barkallahu where they kidnapped and went away with seven persons.

Barkallahu is a community opposite the National Teachers Institute (NTI), along Zaria Road, Kaduna, in Igabi local government area of the State.

The bandits were said to have invaded the community at about 1:30 am on Friday, shooting sporadically and preyed on armless citizens including a family of five.

The Kaduna State Police Command has been silent on the activities of the armed kidnappers and bandits in the State as no official statement has been released by the Command in response to the recent series of kidnapping including that of four schoolchildren and a female teacher in Chikun whose whereabouts are unknown barely a month they were abducted from their school.

A family head, Abdulsalam Haruna, hinted that the bandits broke into his house and abducted his wife and four children, two of whom are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State.

He said the hoodlums also abducted two of his neighbour’s children.

According to him, the bandits also attacked two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, but did not abduct anybody or take anything.

In a telephone interview with a media source in Kaduna on Friday, Haruna said: “The incident happened at about 1:30 am. They broke my gate and came into my compound. They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.

“They went away with my wife and four of my children, two of whom are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State.

“They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children.

“Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education, were also attacked, but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there.

“We alerted the security personnel but by the time they arrived the bandits had escaped with the victims.”

The Kaduna State Police Command has debunked reports that a Kaduna bound train was attacked by gunmen on Monday evening.

Reports had emerged on Monday evening that the train en route Kaduna was attacked by gunmen and the screen shattered.

But, the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some miscreants threw stones at the moving train around Rijana village, close to Kaduna.

Jalige noted that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely.

“It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw are not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.

The command spokesman who assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted, said no suspect has been arrested.

He vowed that anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished, adding that policemen have been deployed to the area to trail the suspects.