Suspected kidnappers have reportedly shot a pregnant woman dead and kidnapped her husband in the ancient town of Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara State, on Saturday night.
Empiregist News gathered that the deceased, identified as Hauwa was a wife to a phone and accessories dealer in the popular Owode market, Lukman Ibrahim, popularly known as “LUKTECH.”
It was also gathered that the incident happened about 7:00 pm Saturday night while Lukman was driving his father-in-law, his pregnant wife and one of their children home along Ojoku road very close to the Divisional Police headquarters.
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The eyewitness account said that the wife died on the spot after she was shot at close range, while her body that was first taken to the mortuary of Offa General Hospital had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
A close family source, who gave more detail on the incident, said that “the deceased operated a chemist shop at Oshunte, along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Offa.
“The kidnapped husband was driving the family home when very close to the Divisional Police headquarters, less than two minutes drive, along Ojoku road, seven gunmen suspected to be Fulanis attacked them and shot the wife before whisking the husband away,” the source said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the incident, saying that “The command is working hard to get the kidnapped victim rescued.”