Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Bandits kill soldier, abduct housewife, 8 children in Kaduna

The bandits, numbering about 30, were armed with sophisticated weapons.

• September 14, 2021
Bandits used to illustrate the story

Bandits on Monday attacked the residence of a Kaduna State University lecturer, Ahmed Buba, in Zaria, Kaduna, and abducted his six children.

The gunmen also shot a soldier, Ebuka Okechukwu, who later died of gunshot wounds in a hospital.

The bandits abducted Rabi Isya, Mr Buba’s neighbour’s wife and two of her children.

The bandits were, however, intercepted on Tuesday.

A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the bandits numbered about 30 and were armed with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically into the air as they attacked the community.

“The joint personnel of Kaduna State Vigilance Service, the military and the police swiftly responded to a distress call.

“On sighting the security personnel, the bandits opened fire and in the process killed the soldier,” the source said.

A resident of the area, Haruna Shika, said the six abducted children were later rescued at Kasuwan Da’a in Zaria local government area of the state.

Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, Joy Abah, said information on the death of the soldier had not reached her.

Attempts to get the police to react were abortive as the police spokesperson in the state refused to respond to calls and text messages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Russian President, Vladimir Putin and President Muhammadu Buhari


Russia seeks better trade relations with Nigeria

Mr Shaposhnikov put the trade between Nigeria and his country at $600 million and attributed the low trade volume to Russia’s non-purchase of Nigeria’s crude oil.


Nigeria wins hosting rights for 2022 Track Africa cycling championships

The Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) has confirmed that Nigeria had won the bid to host the 2022 Track Africa cycling championship in Abuja.


Northern governors tell Buhari to act fast on livestock programme

Nigeria’s 19 northern governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to speed up the national livestock programme.


COVID-19 Test: FG imposes travel ban on 2,000 Nigerians, foreigners

The Presidential Steering Committee(PSC) on COVID-19 has banned over 2,000 Nigerians and foreigners from travelling abroad and into the country.


Armed robbers who tracked, kidnapped bankers, arrested, jailed

A U.S. court has jailed three bank robbers Antonio Johnson 44, Travis Jackson 37, and Shalundra Johnson, for kidnapping and multiple bank robberies.


BBNaija: Emmanuel emerges head of house as Pere, Angel join other housemates

Emmanuel, Shine Ya Eye housemate of the TV reality show, Big Brother Naija, has emerged head of house for the final week.