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Gunmen kill pregnant woman, abduct husband in Kwara



 GUNMEN suspected to be armed herdsmen on Saturday, in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, shot dead a pregnant woman and kidnapped her husband.

  The deceased, identified as Hawa  Ibrahim was the wife of one Lukman Ibrahim, a phone and accessories dealer in Owode Market, popularly known as “LUKTECH”.

  It was gathered, the incident happened around 7pm while Lukman was driving his father-in-law, pregnant wife and another of their child home along Ojoku Road, very close to the Divisional Police Headquarters.

  The wife had gone for a medical checkup at Offa General Hospital when they were attacked.

  The pregnant woman was reportedly shot by the gunmen while the husband who was at the driver’s seat was forcefully taken away.

  A close family source while narrating the ugly incident to newsmen on Sunday, said: The deceased operates a chemist shop at Oshunte, along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Offa.

  “The kidnapped husband was driving the family home and was less than two minutes drive to the Divisional Police Headquarters, along Ojoku Road, when seven gunmen suspected to be Fulani attacked them and shot the wife before whisking the husband away.”

  Her remains had since been buried according to Islamic rites.

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