Some unknown gunmen have abducted six people including five boys of the same parents in Gonin Gora area of Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
The siblings, all boys between the ages of eight and 18 years, were abducted while they were sleeping in their home on Thursday night.
Narrating how the incident happened, their father, Mr Bamidele Awelewa said the kidnappers gained access into his compound by breaking the fence and later forced themselves into the main building.
“Armed with dangerous weapons, they started beating my children before the miscreants whisked them all away,” he explained.
Awelewa further explained that he and his wife were later released by the kidnappers who instructed them to look for money to pay the ransom for the release of their five children or else they will be killed.
His wife who is still in shock over the incident appealed to the government to assist them to secure the release of their children.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal security as well the Commissioner of Police has visited the family of the victims to commiserate with the family and also to get first-hand information about how the incident happened.
The Police commissioner while assuring the residents that everything is being done to tackle the problem of banditry and kidnapping in Chikun local government, also urged them to always provide the security agencies with useful information that will lead to the arrest of criminal elements in the area.