A pregnant woman was shot and killed after gunmen abducted her and her husband in Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Reports say the woman, who was almost due to give birth, was killed when security operatives engaged the hoodlums in gun duel late Tuesday.
It was learnt that the victim was killed as security operatives engaged the kidnappers but it was not yet clear whose bullet hit her.
The kidnappers dumped her dead body but made away with the husband.
Eyewitnesses said that the suspected kidnappers stormed the residence of the victim and took them away Tuesday evening.
Security operatives, it was gathered, went after them and the pregnant woman was hit during fire exchange.
The woman, according to available information, has been buried according to Islamic rites.
The Kaduna Police Command is yet to issue a statement concerning the incident.