Gunmen believed to be kidnappers have shot a popular alternative medicine producer, Alhaji Laminu Jibrin, after attacking his home located in Tafa town along Abuja-Kaduna highway, in Kaduna State.
The attackers, said to be about 20 in number, stormed into the man’s residence around 1:00 am on Monday, after forcing its gate open.
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A resident, who sought anonymity, said the attackers met the herbalist packaging some herbal products and mistook him for a worker of the company.
“Some of them beat his wife up just as they were asking her of his whereabouts,” the source said.
It was further learnt that the man had retaliated with a stick in his possession against the gunmen, who responded with the shooting that injured him on his shoulder.
The man’s wife, and another woman among his neighbours, were abducted later by the gunmen, just as he was taken to an undisclosed hospital along with his little child, who was hit on his abdomen by a bullet, where they were receiving medical attention.
Efforts to speak to the police area commander in Jere, ACP Faruk Umar, were not successful, as he did not respond to the phone calls from our reporter.