A Kaduna student union leader, Comrade Auwal Rabiu, has been confirmed killed, as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked motorists on the road linking the Kaduna international airport and the Rigasa station of the Kaduna-Abuja train.
Rabiu Auwal, is an advocate of #SecureNorth, a group campaigning against insecurity.
The gunmen also injured one Umar Bn El-Khatab while one other person identified as Sani Digana is feared to have been abducted during the attack.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government while confirming the incident said, security operatives repelled the attacks and rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko.
Reports say that the three young men were inside a vehicle when the gunmen fired at them around 9:pm on Friday along the Kaduna airport link road to Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
A youth leader in Rigasa Abdul’azeez Madugu popularly known as (Dan Dubai) said the deceased funeral prayer took place around 8:am Saturday at their family home in the area
“Late Auwal Rabiu is the current Present of Rigasa old students association and the three of them were returning from Rigachikun area around 9:pm on Friday when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle
“Auwal was the one driving and the bullet hits him and died. But Umar El-khatab was shot on the leg while the third person Sani was abducted,” he said.
Madugu explained that gunmen have always attacked the route at night targeting vehicles plying the route.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement on Saturday explained that the deceased and his friends were hit by stray bullets of the bandits.
Aruwan said, “The security agencies have informed the Kaduna State Government that they have repelled armed bandits on Friday night in Igabi local government area.
“According to the agencies, the armed bandits ambushed troops and security operatives patrolling Rigasa-Link Road at Rugar Bello Junction.
“The operatives rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko while Sani Khalil is still missing.
“Similarly, the Armoured Personnel Carrier of the police was riddled with bullets.
“The bandits who were denied freedom of action escaped while stray bullets hit two citizens driving from the Mando axis of the Rigasa-Link Road.
“The two citizens were rushed to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital but sadly, one of them, one Rabiu Awwal died while the second citizen (Umar El-Khattab) is responding to treatment.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolence to the deceased’s family and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. The Governor wishes the citizen recuperating a speedy recovery.
“The Governor also commended troops and police personnel that repelled the armed bandits and rescue of two citizens.
“The troops and police are still carrying out aggressive patrols in the general area.
“The government will continue to keep citizens informed of security development,” Aruwan said.
Second KDSG Security Update: Wednesday 5th May 2021
KDSG rejoices with freed Afaka students
The Kaduna State Police Command has reported to the Kaduna State Government, the release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization.
The government rejoices with the freed students, their families and the management of the institution over this development.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai charged them to view their ordeal as a motivator to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap NUJ Member In Yola
A news editor with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola Mrs Amra Ahmed Diska has been kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
The victim who is a nursing mother only resumed work recently after a mertanity leave.
Investigations revealed that the gun men numbering about 15 with dangerous weapons invaded the residence of the victim at Mbamba in Yola South local government area and whisked her away.
The kidnappers upon their arrival into the residence, broke the sitting room door and gained access into the bedroom asking the whereabout of the husband of the victim.
In the absence of the husband, the gunmen kidnapped the wife leaving behind her six-month-old baby.
FCT not under attack, says police.
The Nigeria Police Force has said the Federal Capital Territory is not under attack by Boko Haram terrorists as purported on social media.
This is according to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, for the FCT Police Command.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, urged residents to remain calm and ensure they verify any information before circulating it to avoid creating panic among members of the public.
The statement read, “The attention of the FCT Joint Security Team has been drawn to a viral publication in the social media purporting that the ‘Federal Capital Territory is under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists’.
security concerns within the FCT, held a strategic meeting on Thursday 29th April 2021, where the team resolved to deploy alternative proactive crime-fighting measures within the FCT particularly in areas with challenging terrain including aggressive motorized/patrols.*
“However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory, in other words, the team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the Federal Capital Territory.