A Kaduna scholar union chief, Comrade Auwal Rabiu, was confirmed useless, whereas gunmen suspected of being kidnappers on Saturday night time attacked drivers on the street connecting Kaduna Worldwide Airport to the Rigasa station on the Kaduna-Abuja prepare.
The armed males additionally wounded an Umar Bn El-Khatab, whereas one other particular person recognized as Sani Digana was reportedly kidnapped throughout the assault.
In the meantime, the Kaduna state authorities, in confirming the incident, mentioned safety brokers repelled the assaults and rescued two individuals, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko.
The Nation discovered that the three youths have been inside a car when the gunmen shot at them round 9 pm on Friday alongside the connecting street from Kaduna Airport to Rigasa Railway Station within the native authorities space of Igabi , within the state.
A younger chief in Rigasa, Abdul’azeez Madugu, popularly often called Dan Dubai, mentioned the deceased’s funeral prayer came about round 8:00 am Saturday at his household house within the space
“The late Auwal Rabiu was a present from the Rigasa Alumni Affiliation and the three have been getting back from the Rigachikun space at round 9 pm when the armed males opened hearth on his car
“Auwal was the one driving and the bullet hit him and died. However Umar El-khatab was shot within the leg, whereas the third particular person, Sani, was kidnapped, ”he mentioned.
Madugu defined that armed males at all times attacked the route at night time, concentrating on autos touring alongside the route.
In the meantime, Kaduna State Commissioner for Homeland Safety and House Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a press release on Saturday, defined that the deceased and his associates have been hit by stray bullets.
Aruwan mentioned: “Safety companies have knowledgeable the Kaduna State Authorities that they’ve repelled armed bandits on Friday night time within the native authorities space of Igabi.
“Based on the companies, the armed bandits ambushed troops and safety officers who have been patrolling Rigasa-Hyperlink Highway in Rugar Bello Junction.
“The employees rescued two individuals, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko, whereas Sani Khalil remains to be lacking.
“Likewise, the police’s Armored Personnel Transporter was riddled with bullets.
“The bandits, who have been denied freedom of motion, escaped whereas stray bullets hit two residents leaving the Mando axis of the Rigasa-Hyperlink street.
“The 2 residents have been rushed to the Reference Hospital of the Nigerian Military 44, however sadly certainly one of them, a Rabiu Awwal, died whereas the second citizen, Umar El-Khattab, was responding to remedy.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai despatched condolences to the household of the deceased and provided prayers for the remainder of his soul. The governor desires the citizen to get well rapidly.
“The governor additionally praised troops and cops who repelled armed bandits and rescued two residents.
“The troops and the police proceed to make aggressive patrols within the common space.
“The federal government will proceed to maintain residents knowledgeable in regards to the improvement of safety,” mentioned Aruwan.