SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, (THEWILL) – Two policemen and an official of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have been shot dead in Ciki Da Falo, a village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
The policemen were attacked by the gunmen at a checkpoint along the highway in the area.
The armed bandits also abducted some NURTW members including the Chairman of the NURTW, Birnin Gwari garage branch.
The kidnap occurred at Dan Falo village, along Funtua road, about 60 kilometres from Birnin Gwari town.
A community leader in the area, who identified himself as Hussaini, gave the name of the kidnapped NURTW Chairman as Audu Kano.
It was also alleged that 15 people, including two brides, were abducted.
“I know all the people abducted because they are from Birnin Gwari town. They are attached to the only motorpark in Birnin Gwari .
“They were returning from Funtua town in Katsina State where they attended a wedding fatiha in the town. The gunmen abducted the union chairman and four other members of the union,” he said.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the incidents but did not provide further details.