Gunmen Kills Police Officer, Kidnaps NURTW Workers

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In the late hours of Thursday, a Police officer was killed and some members of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Birnin Gwari town of Kaduna State.

The chairman of the NURTW, Birnin Gwari garage branch, was among those abducted.
A community leader in the area, who identified himself as Hussaini, confirmed the incident and gave the name of the kidnapped NURTW chairman as Audu Kano.

He said the name of the police killed was Dan Zuru while those abducted are Hamisu, Umar ba Matsala, Safiyanu dan Doka and Mika.

“I know all the people abducted because they are from Birnin Gwari town. They are attached to the only motorpark in Birnin Gwari.

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“They were returning from Funtua town in Katsina State where they attended a wedding fatiha in the town. The gunmen abducted the union chairman and four other members of the union,” Hussaini said.

It was reported that the policemen were attacked by the gunmen at a checkpoint along the highway in the area.

Birnin Giwa has witnessed recurring attacks and kidnaps from gunmen even with the deployment of soldiers to the area.

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Recently, about 11 soldiers were killed in the area.

Residents of the area are calling on the Government to look into their plights and come up with a lasting solution to salvage the situation.

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