Gunmen Kill Police Inspector, Abduct 3 In Kaduna
Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11 pm on Wednesday, we received a distress call that gunmen came to our community, a message was passed across to us that we should put off our generators which we did, shortly after which we started hearing gunshots”.
A family member told our Correspondent that, “Inspector John Bello came back and his wife served him food, immediately he received a phone call and told the wife that he was coming back to eat the food. He took his motorcycle only to be shot very close to his house by gunmen who were hiding under some mango trees not far from his house”.
According to the family member, the bandits proceeded to a compound housing some students of KASU and made away with two females and one male.
In a related development, parents, and students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna on Thursday staged a peaceful protest over what they described as the failure of the government to rescue the 39 students of the college abducted by bandits last week Friday.
The students of the college and parents of the abducted students gathered at the school premises around 11:30 am to appeal to authorities concerned to rescue their children.
According to the parents, since the incidents occurred almost a week ago, they have not heard from the state government and the school authority about the effort being made to rescue the students.
The protesting students and parents displayed placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Free Afaka 39 students’, ‘End Kidnapping’, “FCFM students say no to kidnapping’, ‘Bring back our boys and girls, among others as they walked on the new Mando road linking the College and Rigasa train station.
One of the parents Mr. Sunday Musa said, they were tired of the waiting game, adding that, “we don’t know the condition of our children or what they are eating in the bush, so we are staging this protest for the government to help rescue them”.