Two women leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hajiya Lami Awarware and her assistant, Hajiya Haulatu Aliyu were abducted by terrorists in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
According to the chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU, Ishaq Usman Kasai, “the women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state were kidnapped along the Manini flash point of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state after attending the inauguration of the state governor, Senator Uba Sani.”
“The bandits blocked the road and kidnapped the two APC women leaders including dozens of others. The kidnapped women leaders are Birnin Gwari APC women leader, Hajiya Lami Awarware and her assistant, Hajiya Haulatu Aliyu,” he alleged.
“After they were kidnapped on Tuesday, the kidnappers took them to the forest. The abductors are yet to contact the families of the victims or any person in the area.”
The state police command and APC officials are yet to react to the incident.
For some time, fleeing terrorists were reported to have encircled Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area, after migrating from neighbouring Zamfara state due to land and air bombardment by the Nigerian military.
Three weeks ago, over 40 worshipers at Bege Baptist Church, Madala along Buruku Baringi road, Kaduna were kidnapped in Chikun local government area of Kaduna during a church service.