Breaking: Kaduna NUJ correspondents chairman, 3 family members, Blueprint correspondent, wife kidnapped

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Kidnappers on the loose nationwide 

The Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel, Kaduna State NUJ Council, AbdulGafar Alabelewe, and 3 of his family members, have been kidnapped.

Alabelewe is also the Correspondent of the Nation Newspaper.

”Also kidnapped is the  Correspondent of  Blueprint Newspaper, Abdulraheem  Aodo and his wife.

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All the victims were abducted on Saturday night at Danhono 2, Millennium City, Kaduna.

Confirming the incident on Sunday, Mansir Hassan, Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Kaduna State, said the victims were abducted at about 10:30pm on Saturday.

Hassan said that police operatives were trying their best to see that the victims were freed and unhurt.

“We have deployed our operatives into the bush, where the kidnappers are suspected to be holding the victims captive.

”The victims are the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel, Kaduna State NUJ Council, AbdulGafar Alabelewe and 3 of his family members who were kidnapped last night at Danhono 2, Millennium City, Kaduna.

”Also, the  Correspondent of  Blueprint Newspaper Abdulraheem  Aodo and his wife were kidnapped too at the same place.

”AbdulGafar Alabelewe is also the Correspondent of the Nation Newspaper,” the police spokesman said.

Also confirming the incident to newsmen, Taofeeq Olayemi, a family member of one of the victims, said the bandits stormed the community at about 10:30pm on Saturday night and started shooting sporadically before carrying out the kidnap.

He said that the hoodlums kidnapped Alabelewe, his wife and two of his children, while Alhaji Aodu and his wife were kidnapped, leaving behind their sick daughter.

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

“They came around 10:30pm on Saturday night and started shooting sporadically. 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.

“The vigilantes arrived much later and started shooting into the air after the criminals had whisked away the victims,” Olayemi narrated.

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