Unidentified gunmen have reportedly shot dead a pregnant woman in Rigachikun ward in Kaduna State.
In the Tuesday evening incident, the gunmen were said to have stormed the victim’s home and kidnapped her and her husband.
A source said that security agents that were contacted quickly mobilised to the scene and confronted the assailants.
According to the resident, the security agents engaged the gunmen in a gun battle in a bid to rescue the victims, during which the pregnant woman was hit by a bullet.
Although the victim was rushed to the hospital, she died of bullet wounds, the source said.
“Kidnappers stormed the house of the victims and went away with them, then security operatives chased them and in the process of fire exchange kidnappers shot the woman and she later died in the hospital.
“The women was pregnant and about to give birth before the ugly incident. She has already been buried according to Islamic rites,” The Nation quoted the unnamed source to have said.
Senator for Kaduna Central in the Eight Senate, Senator Shehu Sani confirmed that a housewife, Aisha Sadiq, was killed in her home.
Sani wrote, “Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.Aisha Sadiq, a House wife killed inside her home at Rigachikun ward of Kaduna.May Allah grant her Aljanna firdausi.Amin.”
He equally shared photos of the victim and her family.
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident.
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