- Bandits continue to lay siege on virtually every major areas in Kaduna state
- The terrorists have invaded a low-cost housing estate in Zaria and kidnapped two housewives
- The criminals have since been arrested by a joint security team consisting of vigilante and security operatives
A report by The Punch indicates that some bandits on Sunday night, April 25, invaded Kofar Kuyambana low-cost housing estate in Zaria, Kaduna state, and kidnapped two housewives.
According to the report, the criminals were, however, arrested by police operatives and the vigilante in the area.
The security operatives were said to have acted swiftly to distressed call, stormed the area, battled the bandits, and arrested five of them.
The spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident which happened at about 9:30 pm.
Eyewitnesses say the bandits invaded the estate in large numbers on motorcycles, shooting indiscriminately.
Some Islamic pupils were caught in the crossfire and hit by bullets, then later taken to an undisclosed hospital in Zaria for medical attention.
A source quoted in the report said:
“They succeeded in taking away the Custom Officer’s wife, leaving the children who were shouting, behind. The bandits attacked another house where another wife was taken away too.
“The police were able to arrest two of them (bandits) on Sunday while the other three (bandits) were arrested this morning (Monday).”
Meanwhile, barely three days after armed bandits killed three of the students of Greenfield university, who were recently abducted from their school premises, in Kaduna, two more victims have been sent to their early grave by their abductors.
The ugly incident happened on Monday, April 26 and their bodies have been retrieved by security agencies.
Recall that some students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state were abducted by bandits on the same day.
The abduction which occurred on Sunday night, April 25, has been confirmed by the school authorities.
In a related development, Senator Shehu Sani has come up with a security plan that will address the reoccurring attacks by armed bandits in northern Nigeria.
The outspoken former lawmaker called on stakeholders in the region to set up an intelligence-gathering unit led by an experienced former military officer to address the insecurity challenges been witnessed almost on a daily basis.