Bandits have kidnapped a female corps member, who was newly mobilised to Kebbi State.
The victim, Iorliam Jennifer Awashima, was reportedly kidnapped along a highway in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State while travelling.
According to People’s Gazette, the bandits had attacked the vehicle Awashima was travelling in.
The 29-year-old Awashima, who graduated from the English Department of Benue State University, had boarded a vehicle from Benue State to Kebbi when bandits attacked the vehicle.
Judith Benson, elder sister to the victim told the newspaper that the bandits dressed in military fatigues waylaid the 18-seater bus, conveying her sister to Kebbi State, kidnapping nine passengers including her younger sister.
“I was told by the bus driver that bandits dressed in military uniform, stopped their vehicle (18 seaters) that carried nine persons, and they thought it was military and stopped.
“Immediately they stopped, some of the gunmen rushed out from the bush, then they knew they are not military people, and the driver and one other passenger ran out.
“They left on Tuesday, and the next day, I was calling her number and no one picked until the driver picked and told us they were attacked by kidnappers.
“And, the driver said kidnappers took his phone and when my sister’s phone was ringing he thought it was the kidnappers,” she lamented.
Benson noted that the incident happened about past 6pm and, her kid sister was to spend a night in Sokoto before heading for Kebbi State.
“We have reported to the police, SSS, and the NYSC, and they all said they are working on it,” she added.