Terrorists kill soldier, abduct stepmother in Kaduna

A soldier identified as Yahaya Ayuba (Zabuyia) has been reportedly killed, while his stepmother was abducted at Anguwan Rimi village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A family member, Mr Kantiok Solomon, confirmed the sad incident to PUNCH Online on Monday.

According to him, the soldier arrived from Lagos on Sunday evening, and the gunmen entered the house while he (the soldier) was having a discussion with his family members at the palace.

“The incident happened last Sunday, at around 11:pm, when the bandits wielding AK-47 rifles invaded the house to abduct the stepmother, but the soldier resisted.

“Meanwhile, the gunmen notice his uniform hanging on the cushion and resort to gunning him down without hesitation,” Kantiok added.

Another resident, Angelo Tagwai, who also confirmed the incident, said the act has thrown the community into confusion, saying this is the third time such carnage has happened in the community.

” We’re calling on the security operatives to immediately swing into action to rescue the stepmother and ensure the perpetrators of this act are arrested and prosecuted.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls, and a text message sent to him by our correspondent.

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