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Gunmen kidnap 17 members of same family in Kaduna state

Shocking reports has emerged of how suspected bandits at the weekend abducted a nursing mother and 16 others at Gonar Lema, along the Kaduna- Birnin-Gwari expressway in Udawa village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to Daily Trust, all the victims were members of the same family who were on their way to the farm on Saturday at 7:00 am.

The head of the family, Yakubu Gurmi, who escaped the attack with gunshot wounds, said they were on motorcycles heading for the farm when the gunmen opened fire on them.

Gurmi said he and three others sustained gunshot wounds, adding that “I was shot on my two legs while the two others on my motorcycle were shot too. One of them sustained injuries on his mouth, while the other on his shoulder. There was one person who was shot on the hand and sustained a fracture.”

He said the nursing mother, Abigail, was abducted with her infant and 15 other family members but confirmed that no one was killed in the attack.

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He gave the names of the three other injured persons as Baby, Blessing, and Omega, adding that they were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Kaduna, while he was being attended to at the Birnin Gwari Hospital.

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