Kidnappers seize VOA reporter’s wife, son, kill FRSC marshal


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday morning attacked the home if a reporter with Voice of America, Mallam Nasir Birnin-Yero, in Birnin-Yero, Kaduna and took his wife and son away..

They also killed an unnamed Federal Road Safety Corps marshal, Sabitu Abdulhamid, who confronted them.

Numbering about 30, the gangsters stormed the journalist’s home around 1.30am and demanded to see him.

When told he was not at home, they ransacked the entire apartment.

When they didn’t find him, they took his wife and son along.

Speaking to journalists, Birnin-Yero said: “They came to my house at about 1:30 am. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife of my where about and she told them I was not at home. “They vandalized my television set and refrigerator before taking my wife and son insisting that they must take them to where I was.

“One of my neighbours, who works with the FRSC, Sabitu Abdulhamid was shot dead by the kidnappers when he rushed out in an attempt to save my family. The kidnappers have not made any contact yet.”

The police have mounted a search for the wife and son of the reporter.



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