Bauchi Residents Stage Protest As Gunmen Invade Community, Kidnap Nursing Mother

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Residents of Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis staging a protest against insecurity.

Gunmen numbering about 10 in the early hours of Friday morning, stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis and kidnapped a nursing mother known as Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

Residents of the area told journalists that the kidnappers who invaded the area at about 12am, forced themselves into the building by breaking the main door before gaining entrance into the house, adding that “after succeeding in breaking into the house, they were said to have gone away with the woman whose husband had just been transferred to Kaduna.

Dandal Kura Radio International had reported that barely two weeks ago, gunmen stormed the area and killed two people including a Senior staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Engineer Abubakar Muhammad.

Some other persons were also kidnapped in the attack. Days later, more people were also abducted there.

A neighbour of the kidnapped woman who refused to give her name told journalists that: “At about 12 midnight, we started hearing sporadic gunshots from different directions around our house. We woke up and thought of having cover.

The Commissioner of Police, in Bauchi state, Sylvester Alabi, when contacted said: “The details are still sketchy and investigation is ongoing, after that, the outcome will be made public.

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