Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.
Neighbours told our correspondent that, the kidnappers who were about 10 stormed the area at about 12 a.m. and forced themselves into the building, broke the main door before gaining entrance into the house and went away with the woman whose husband had just been transferred to Kaduna.
One of the neighbours who did not disclose her name said that “at about 12 midnight, we started hearing sporadic gunshots from different directions around our house. We woke up and thought of having cover.”
She added that “we then heard people jumping the fence trying to gain entrance into the house of our neighbour. They were there from 12 midnight to 1.30 a.m. By the time we came out, they had left with the woman, leaving behind, her three children as you can see.”
Another neighbour, Usman Baba told our correspondent that, “We just heard the movement of people with motorbikes and thereafter gunshots from different directions, then later towards the house of the woman who was kidnapped.”
A colleague of the husband, Ade Aremu said that “I was called by my colleague who is in Kaduna that his family was in danger, that I should go and see what the situation was. When I got there, I discovered that she had been kidnapped leaving behind, the three kids.”
The State Police Command was yet to confirm the kidnapping as the PPRO did not pick up the phone when his line was called by our correspondent at 9 a.m., on Friday.