- Bandits operating in Kaduna state have struck again by invading homes in the Wusasa community in Zaria
- The bandits were said to have conducted a house to house tour kidnapping the wife of a police officer resident in the community
- Five other residents of the community were also taken away by the bandits who carried out the operation on Christmas night
A police officer's wife and five others have been abducted by some bandits from the Wusasa community in the Zaria local government area of Kaduna state.
Daily Trust reports that some bandits had invaded the community at about 10.30 pm on Christmas night.
The bandits were said to have gone from house to house without challenge from either security operatives or residents of the community.
Vigilante storm the community to secure residents
A resident of the community said personnel of the Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), however, later responded to a distress call put to them.
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According to the resident, the bandits were already on their way out with the victims when the KadVS team arrived at the scene.
“As they (KadVS) arrived and engaged the bandits in a gun duel, they (bandits) ran away with the victims, it was later realised that the victims were from three different houses in the Wusasa area."
In its report, Sahara Reporters said the incident happened close to Kuregu Wusasa, opposite New ECWA church.
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the community heavy laden with arms and ammunition.
The bandits went away with six people in total from the said attack.
Just in: Tension as bandits kidnap over 70 traders in Kaduna
Kaduna state has remained the hotbed of bandits attacks as the criminals staged another mass abduction along the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road.
The bandits reportedly kidnapped not fewer than 70 traders who were on their way to Kano on Wednesday, December 22.
However, there is no official confirmation of the incident yet as the state government and the police have not commented on it.
Southern Kaduna people commend governor El-Rufai, give reasons
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state appears to have made an entry into the good books of residents of the southern Kaduna
The governor was commended for taking a bold stance against the activities of bandits in Kaduna state and the country as a whole.
People of the southern region of Kaduna have also said that the bold statement made by the governor on the treatment of bandits resonates with the minds of residents.