Suspected gunmen, on Tuesday evening, reportedly killed a pregnant woman and kidnapped her husband from their residence at Rigachikun area in Kaduna State.
The source said the wife was killed by the suspected kidnapers when security operatives engaged them in gun battle in an attempt to rescue the victims.
Details of the incident were still sketchy as at the time this report was filled.
Kaduna Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige was yet to respond to inquiries on the incident.
But the source said: “Kidnappers stormed the house of the victims and went away with them, then security operatives chased them and in the process of fire exchange kidnappers shot the woman and she later died in the hospital.
“The women was pregnant and about to give birth before the ugly incident. She has already been buried according to Islamic rites.”
The kidnappers were said to have escaped with the husband.