From Paul Orude Bauchi
A nursing mother, four months old baby and her husband, along with their sales boy were kidnapped by gunmen, at Rafin Ciyawa village, in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, last Thursday.
This came on the heels of Governor Bala Mohammed’s recent confession that he was having sleepless nights over kidnappings and killings in the State by bandits.
Reports from Ningi revealed that the gunmen invaded Rafin Ciyawa last Thursday, at about 2am. They reportedly abducted an Igbo business man in the community, his nursing wife, four months old baby and a sales boy.
A resident of Rafin Ciyawa narrated that the gunmen shot sporadically when they invaded the village to frighten the people before kidnapping the victims. The resident urged the authorities to urgently come to the aid of the community, so they could live in peace and carry out their normal lives.
Chairman of Ningi, Mamuda Hassan Tabla, confirmed that the Igbo businessman, his nursing wife, her baby as well as a sales boy were abducted. He said that 24 hours after abducting the victims, the kidnappers released the nursing mother and the baby after some amount was paid.
He said the kidnappers were still holding the businessman, demanding N10 million before they would release him. In another sad incident, gunmen, last Saturday, abducted another businessman, Alhaji Ali Dogonruwa, in his house in Dogonruwa village in Ningi.
Hassan Tabla confirmed the development, saying he was shocked and apprehensive, considering that he was trying to sort out a previous case.