Gunmen have kidnapped a 40-year-old woman, baby in Bauchi.
Glamtush reports that gunmen have kidnapped a 40-year-old woman, Kadijah Audu-Ardo of Tsamiya village in Boi, Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
This was contained in a statement by the personnel of the Joint Task Force stationed in Boi, Bogoro LGA and made available to journalists in Bauchi on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the woman was whisked away with her baby to an undisclosed destination on Monday night.
The statement read, “At about 12:00hours, villagers reported to our office the kidnapped case involving one Kadijah Audu Ardo by heavily armed gunmen.
“We quickly mobilised our personnel and moved to the community. As I am talking to you we are doing everything possible to secure the life of the woman and her baby.”
A resident of Tsamiya village said, “We are living in fear since this incident took place yesterday (Monday). The gunmen came in the late hours of the night and took away Khadija and her baby.
Khadija’s husband, Audu Ardo, said he went to see his cows in one of the nearby villages and decided to sleep there.
“I am not aware anything is about to happen. I was not at home when they came. I want to appeal to the kidnappers to please release my wife and my baby, they are innocent,” he pleaded.
The village head of Boi, Bala Likita, described the incident as shocking.
He said, “I’m shocked that for the first time kidnappers have gained access to my domain. May God protect us.”