Bandits Kidnap 15, Kill One in Kaduna Communities


Armed bandits suspected to be kidnappers on Monday attacked four communities of Kuriga, Komo, Danhonu II and Doka Mai Jama’a, all in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The gunmen in the separate attacks abducted 15 persons including a Village Head, while a security guard, Emmanuel Yerima was killed.

The Kuriga and Komo communities attacks took place in the early hours of Monday between 4a.m. and 5a.m. while the Danhonu II and Doka Mai Jama’a, attack happened at about 10p.m.

The gunmen first attacked Manini Village in Kuriga District of Chikun LG, breaking into shop and carting away with foodstuffs and other valuables.

The bandits later moved into a nearby Komo community in the same local government and kidnapped one person.

“Later at about 10p.m, gunmen reportedly invaded Danhonu II and Doka Mai- Jama’a, all in Millennium City, also in the same Chikun Local Government.

“At Danhonu II, a banker and his 11 year daughter were abducted while a security guard was killed by the gunmen.

“At Doka Jama’a, a few kilometres away from Danhono, a Village Head was kidnapped,” the source said.

“Gunmen in large numbers invaded Manini village in Kuriga district between 4:00am and 5:00am on Monday.

“They kidnapped six persons from one family. The armed men broke into shops and carted away foodstuffs and other valuables into the bush. When they ended the operations at Manini, they left for a nearby village Komo where they abducted one person. The incidents were reported to the police in the area.”

He said the bandits were yet to call the families of the victims to demand for ransom.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan in the company of security officials in the state had visited the scenes of the crime yesterday morning.