A new bride who was being escorted to her husband’s house has been reportedly kidnapped alongside 10 others at Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna state on Saturday, March 31.
Premium Times reports that the bride, after the wedding, was being conveyed to her husband’s house by her friends and relatives when the gunmen stopped the vehicle and took them away. The incident which threw the community into confusion occurred around 8pm.
A former chairman of the local government confirmed the incident to the news outlet. He also added gunmen operated with impunity as nobody challenged them.
“They simply stopped a bus that was conveying the bride to her husband’s house with her relatives and friends numbering about 10. The incident took place about 55 kilometres from Birnin Gwari main town,” he said.
“The Funtua road is now a danger zone because at any point they (bandits) can strike. They operate with impunity along that highway because it’s bordering Birnin Gwari and Katsina.
“Our vigilantes need little support to engage these bandits. The government needs to mobilise the vigilantes and support them to enable them discharge their work effectively,” he added.