Bandits abduct military officer’s wife, six others in Kaduna communities

Bandits have kidnapped the wife of a military officer and six other persons after invading Keke A and Keke B communities in New Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The suspected kidnappers were said to have stormed the area around 11 pm on Tuesday, June 21, and operated for over one hour before security operatives came to engage them in a gun duel.

According to Tribune, a resident of the area said that three persons were kidnapped by the bandits at Keke ‘A’.

The source who is a primary school teacher, in one of the schools in the area revealed that the bandits were suspected to have targeted a house of the military officer located at Keke.

“The bandits came around 11 pm. I think their main target was a house at Keke A. The house belongs to a military officer. But at the time of the attack, the officer was not at home. So, the kidnappers broke into the house and picked up his wife,” the resident said.

“They also kidnapped another man who is the immediate neighbour of the military officer. In fact, the neighbour was picked alongside his eight-year-old daughter, but they eventually dropped the little girl when they would not bear the yelling of the mother,”

“I think it was at the point they started shooting sporadically to scare away people who might think of coming to their aid. While, all that was happening, another man who was just returning home in his car at that time ran into the kidnappers. He was the third person that was taken away,” the source said.

“As of this morning, we saw many shoes on the ground and we became scared that those must be the shoes of the people kidnapped. But, one of the people who escaped the attack told us the shoes belong to those who ran away.”

The aforementioned publication reported that a resident of Keke ‘B’, said that he just returned home and was taking his shower when he started hearing gunshots.

He, however, said that a man, his wife and their two house girls were kidnapped in Keke ‘B’.

“I was so terrified. I just got out of the bathroom abruptly and switched off all the lights inside my house. The gunshots were so close, that it was like the bandits were inside my compound. I later discovered that one man, his wife and their two house girls were kidnapped,” the resident said.


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