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Tragedy has occured in Pelachiroma village, Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State as suspected bandits killed a pregnant woman, Mrs Mary Barka, during an attempt to kidnap her husband.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the hoodlums failed in their attempt to abduct some residents of the village including the husband of the deceased, Barka Paul Sawa.
The Chairman of Hunters, Mohammed Shawulu Yohanna, confirmed the incident on Monday.
Yohanna said the suspects have since been arrested and handed over to the Divisional Police Officer of Hawul Division, Habila Lemaka.
Yohanna said the bandits armed with locally-made guns attacked the village and attempted to kidnap their targets, but were not successful.
“Pelachiroma village of Hawul Local Government Area witnessed an attack by suspected bandits.
” I immediately mobilized my team to the village that night and succeeded in arresting the four culprits who attempted to kidnap Mr Barka Paul Sawa, because he (Sawa) had given them his cattle to rear for him.
“Unfortunately, the bandits succeeded in killing the wife of Sawa, Mrs Mary Barka Paul Sawa.
” The four of the suspects who confessed to the crime when arrested are Fulani and I have since handed them to the DPO of Hawul, Habila Lemaka.
“The culprits are expected to be taken to the Borno State Police Command for further interrogation and prosecution.”
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