BANDITS along Kaduna-Brinin Gwari Road in Brinin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State have kidnapped a corpse and 15 peasants.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Kaduna State, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the victims were on their way to the burial of Malam Yahuza mai Hula, when they ran into the bandits.
The bandits had laid siege on the notorious Birnin-Gwari Road which connects Kaduna and Niger States
The PPRO explained that the command was yet to be briefed on the incident by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of the area where the bandits attacked.
He said three of the victims were members of the same family, while others were sympathizers traveling to Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State for the burial.
The PPRO explained that the bandits, who rode on bikes, had earlier besieged Unguwan Yaku, where a woman and her children were stopped while conveying the remains of their breadwinner from Zaria for burial.
He said the bandits shot the driver who died instantly, while the vehicle lost control and fell into a ditch. The victims were, however, able to escape when the bandits noticed oncoming vehicles.
He explained that sadly, another son of the woman, who later came to look for his mother, met the bandits and was kidnapped.
The PPRO explained that from Tuesday night to Wednesday, two other sons of the deceased, who were on a separate journey to Birnin-Gwari for the burial, together with other relatives from neighboring towns, were also kidnapped.