Gunmen dress in women’s outfit kidnap pregnant woman, others in Kaduna

A pregnant woman, other women and minors were allegedly kidnapped on Sunday by suspected gunmen who invaded a low-cost housing estate in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the gunmen who stormed the community around 9:30pm on Sunday and began shooting sporadically, were dressed in women’s outfits.

The gunmen were said to have operated for about four hours before security operatives arrived to rescue the people.

According to DAILY POST, a source said the gunmen entered from one house to the other in search of people to abduct, explaining that most of the men were either out for prayers or had not come back from work when the bandits decided to abduct women and young children.

The source added that the gunmen numbering about 70, came on motorcycles and Keke (tricycles) and encircled the entire community.

“They shot four persons. The victims are now receiving medical attention at Gambo Sawaba General Hospital,” the source said.

The source confirmed that three of the gunmen have been arrested.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the attack said only four persons were abducted.

The PPRO assured that the police are on the trail of the gunmen, vowing to rescue all the victims safe and alive.

The suspected kidnappers, who dressed in women’s outfits, were said to have left behind braziers and hijab in a house as they fled.


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