Bandits Abduct 36 in Fresh Attack on Kaduna Millennium City

Bandits Abduct 36 in Fresh Attack on Kaduna Millennium City

  • Some bandits invaded Ungwan Keke in the New Millennium settlement, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state
  • The terrorists were said to have abducted scores of residents of the area with eye-witnesses saying those forcefully taken away are up to 36
  • Kaduna state has been under siege from different terrorist groups including Ansaru, Boko Haram and ISWAP

Kaduna - No fewer than 36 residents of Keke B area of New Millennium City in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state were kidnapped by bandits who invaded the community on Monday night, July 25.

Leadership newspaper reports that the attack occurred around 9:00pm when many residents were yet to return from work.

No official statement from the Kaduna state government on the issue so far. Photo credit: @SamuelAruwan
Source: UGC

Though men of the Millennium City Police Division were still in the area to ascertain the number of people kidnapped, a resident said about 36 people were kidnapped.

Read also

IGP orders tight security in Abuja residents as residents panic over possible terrorist attack

His words:

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

“The kidnappers came around 9:00pm when it was raining. So, people were not alerted early enough, because the rain was heavy. They kidnapped about 36 people.
Most of the people kidnapped were just returning home and ran into the bandits during the attack.”

Another eyewitness said that the bandits operated from house to house unchallenged.

The resident, Muhammad Salihu:

“Many of us were still outside when the bandits attacked because it was quite early around 9pm. They came in a large number, shooting sporadically and brandishing dangerous weapons.
“They broke into people’s houses one after the other and kidnap the occupants. One person, a motorcycle mechanic, was able to escape from the kidnappers, but they went away with 36 residents.”

ISWAP threatens to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai in new viral video

Meanwhile, few weeks after an advanced convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Katsina state, ISWAP have threatened to abduct Nigeria’s number one citizen.

Read also

List: Details of Army officers killed in Presidential Guards Brigade attack by terrorists in Abuja emerge

In a new video released by the terrorists, they threatened to abduct and kill Buhari and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state.

The terrorists also boasted that they would destroy the country, kill the remaining passengers in their custody and sell out the others.

ISWAP flog abducted passengers on Abuja-Kaduna train had earlier reported that in the new video released by ISWAP, the terrorists flogged the passengers abducted onboard Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday, March 28.

The video was shared on Twitter by Murtala Ibin, a conflict and security correspondent with a media platform with focus on the coverage of insecurity across Africa, Human Angle.

The video shows the terrorists ferociously flogging the abducted passengers while they scream for help.


Jerrywright Ukwu avatar

Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

Online view pixel