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Stray Bullet Hits Child As Armed Group Abducts Businessman In Kano

A businessman, Emmanuel Eze was whisked away from his shop in Danbata LGA, Kano State, Northwest Nigeria on Thursday night.

On Thursday night, June 3, Emmanuel Eze, a businessman, was abducted in Kore village, Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State, Northwest Nigeria. 

According to sources, Eze was kidnapped from his shop around 10 p.m. WAT by a yet-to-be-identified armed group who shot sporadically which scared residents, causing them to run into the bush. No death was recorded during the attack, however, a child was reportedly hit in the ear by a stray bullet. 

Auwal Fagwalawa, who resides a few kilometres away from the village confirmed the incident. He told HumAngle that the abductors went straight to Eze’s shop and whisked him away. 

Fagbalawa also confirmed the injury the child sustained and added that he was brought to the next village for medical attention. The child has reportedly been taken back to Kore where the incident happened. 

The abduction was officially confirmed by the Kano State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Haruna Abdullahi Kiyawa, who said the command received the report, and they have mobilised their officers for rescue and arrest of the culprits as normalcy has been returned to the village.

The incident took place a few hours after the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje visited the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. The governor had said that bandits are grouping in some forests in the state and have converted them into hideouts. 

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