A bride was abducted at gunpoint on Saturday Birnin Gwari Town in Kaduna State on while proceeding to her husband’s house.
Some armed bandits reportedly stopped the vehicle that was conveying the bride to her husband’s house and took her and some friends and relatives away.
Premium Times reported that incident which took place at about 8 p.m. threw the community into confusion.
A former chairman of the local government confirmed the incident to the news outlet. He also added gunmen operated with impunity as nobody challenged them.
“They simply stopped a bus that was conveying the bride to her husband’s house with her relatives and friends numbering about 10. The incident took place about 55 kilometres from Birnin Gwari main town,” he said.
“The Funtua road is now a danger zone because at any point they (bandits) can strike. They operate with impunity along that highway because it’s bordering Birnin Gwari and Katsina.
“Our vigilantes need little support to engage these bandits. The government needs to mobilise the vigilantes and support them to enable them discharge their work effectively,” he added.