Phone dealer abducted, pregnant wife shot dead in Kwara State

Lukman Ibrahim

A businessman, Lukman Ibrahim who deals in phone and accessories at Owode Market in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State was abducted by gunmen, on Saturday, while his pregnant wife was shot dead.

The deceased woman, identified as Hawa operated a chemist shop at Oshunte, along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Offa.

Reports said they were attacked along Ojoku road, which is a short distance from a Divisional Police Headquarters.

It was gathered that, Lukman was driving his father in-law, his pregnant wife and a child, when the gunmen attacked them.
They shot the woman, abducted her husband, while the father in-law and the child were spared.

“The kidnapped husband was driving the family home when less than two minutes drive to the Divisional Police Headquarters along Ojoku Road, seven gunmen attacked them and shot the wife before whisking the husband away,” a source said.

The deceased has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

The Kwara State Police Command says, operatives are working hard to get the kidnapped victim rescued, and perptrators brought to book.

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