Two Journalists, wives, others kidnapped in Kaduna Residence


Two journalists: Abdulgafar Alabelewe and AbdulRaheem Abdu of The Nation and Blueprint newspapers respectively have been kidnapped alongside their wives and children.

Alabelewe (pictured), is the current chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council.

He, his wife, two children of the couple, his media colleague cum neighbour, Abdu and the latter’s spouse were abducted on Saturday night.

The gunmen as per report, invaded their separate residence in Millennium City located at Dahjonu community in Chikun Local Government Area at 10:30pm.

According to an eyewitness account: “Initially, they picked Abdulgafar, his wife, and three of his children and a girl staying with them before asking the girl to return with one of the children and left with Abdulgafar, his wife, and two children.

“They shattered their doors and windows and removed their burglary after scaling the fence.

“They came around 10:30 pm on Saturday and started shooting indiscriminately

“They first forced Aodu’s door open and picked him and his wife and left their sick daughter behind.

“Then, they entered Abdulgafar’s house through the fence and jumped into his house.

“They went straight into his bedroom and picked him, his wife, and two of their kids and left immediately, after which the vigilantes arrived and started shooting into the air.”

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