Bandits abduct woman, daughter after distributing Ramadan gift to villagers

NEWS DIGEST – A philanthropist, Ramatu Abarshi, has been abducted by bandit terrorists alongside her daughter, Amira, after distributing Ramadan gifts local communities of Mariri town in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A family source who spoke to Daily Nigerian said the bandits trailed them on Saturday noon around Kasuwan Magani in Kachia Local Government, southern part of Kaduna State.

Mrs Abarshi, a former Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, Kaduna State Polytechnic, is known for philanthropic work and peace initiatives in Southern Kaduna.

When contacted, the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said he was unaware of the incident.

“You know people don’t always report such incidents immediately to the police,” he said.