John Shiklam in Kaduna
One person was killed while a woman and her three children were abducted when bandits invaded Anguwan Musa area of Mararaban Rido, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis in Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
A resident of the community said the criminals stormed the area at about 8:30 p.m. last Saturday, and terrorised the residents.
He said the bandits broke into the home of one of the residents, killed one person, while a woman and her three children were abducted.
The source said the bandits were well armed and were shooting sporadically when they invaded the community, and operated for about 30 minutes as the local vigilante group could not stand them.
He lamented the resurgence of kidnapping in the area, and called on security agencies to do something about the security situation.
According to the resident, “For some time now, the activities of kidnappers had reduced until recently when the situation seem to be getting out of hands, especially with the frequent cases of attacks and abduction in communities around Kaduna metropolis.
“The attack on our community took place on Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. They attacked, killed one person and abducted a woman and her three children, all of them members of the same family.”
“The man killed is the younger brother to the husband of the abducted woman.
“The bandits were many, and they were shooting sporadically. The local vigilante group could not stand them because of their sophisticated weapons.”
Mansir Hassan, the acting spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, did not respond to telephone calls when contacted.