Seven gunmen suspected to be herdsmen last Saturday in Offa town in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State shot a pregnant woman dead and kidnapped her husband.
The deceased was said to be the wife of a phone accessories dealer in Owode market in the town known as Lukman.
The incident, it was further gathered, happened few minutes to 7p.m. when Lukman was driving his father-in-law, pregnant wife and another of their child home along Ojoku road very close to the Divisional Police Headquarters.
The wife reportedly died on the spot after she was shot and her body, which was initially taken to the mortuary of Offa General Hospital, has since been buried.
Giving further details of the incident, a close family source told THISDAY in Ilorin yesterday that: “The deceased operates a chemist shop at Osunte on Ibrahim Taiwo road in Offa.
“The kidnapped husband was driving the family home when less than two minute-drive to the Divisional Police Headquarters on Ojoku Road, seven gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked them and shot the wife before whisking the husband away.”
It was, however, not clear at the time of filing this report the circumstances that warrant the killing of the wife, while the father-in-law and child were spared.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident, adding that: “The command is working hard to rescue the kidnapped victim