by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The 17 persons kidnapped and four injured victims in Udawa Village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state are all Gbagy by tribe, Chief Imam of Udawa Village, Imam Hussaini, has confirmed.
In a phone conversation, Imam Hussaini told our correspondent in Kaduna on Sunday night that the victims were both Muslims and Christians from one family.
He also stated that all of the 21 victims, including the four other persons, who narrowly escaped with bullets injuries, were going to their farms when kidnappers struck.
According to him, even thought a combined army and police personnel have launched manhunt for the bandits, nothing has been heard of the kidnapped victims yet.
Imam Hussaini confirmed that the incident occurred in Udawa Village, along Birnin Gwari highway on Saturday morning.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer of Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, who was contacted earlier, is yet to respond up till the moment of filing this report.