By Ismail Auwal
Aisha Muhammad, a mother of three who was also 2-month pregnant, was shot dead in her home at Rigachikum, Kaduna state, by gunmen during a failed kidnapping attempt on Wednesday.
Aliyu Saidu, Director General of Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Scheme, posted the news on his Facebook wall. According to Saidu, Aisha was initially abducted in her residence, but the kidnappers decided to kill her in a desperate attempt to escape from soldiers and vigilantes who tried rescuing her.
Ibrahim Muhammad, a resident of Rigachikum, told the Sahelian Times that the unfortunate incident occurred around 3 am on Wednesday. “We were sleeping when sporadic shootings suddenly woke us up in the middle of the night. The shootings stopped when we heard sirens blowing from an ambulance coming towards Ka’aki hospital.”
Muhammad further lamented that, nowadays kidnappings have become very rampant around the axis of Kaduna and Zaria.
Sahelian Times learnt that the deceased has been buried in Rigachikum at the time of filing this report.