Rampaging bandits unleashing terror on residents of Kaduna state have struck again.
In the fresh attacks on three villages in Kagarko LGA of the north western State, the marauding non-state actors killed three persons and kidnapped 16 others.
The attacks happened barely 24 hours after bandits killed and buried a newborn of a woman in their captivity.
A resident of Kagarko, Shehu Rabiu, who confirmed the latest raid to newsmen on Wednesday, said the incident happened on Tuesday night in Kala, Kutar and Taka-Lafiya communities.
He explained that the bandits, who rode on motorcycles wielding AK-47 rifles, first attacked a herders’ camp in Taka-Lafiya village where they abducted six Fulani men and killed one Malam Ya’u.
He said the bandits then proceeded to neighbouring Kutar village and whisked away seven villagers before moving to Kala village, a few meters away and abducted five persons amid sporadic shooting.
“It was during the sporadic gunshots that two persons were killed in Taka-Lafiya village and one person at Kutar village.” Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
The Madaki of Janjala, a neighbouring village, Samaila Babangida, confirmed the latest raid by the bandits on the three villages.
He said, “I was travelling to Jere and I received information that bandits had invaded three villages under Kubacha Chiefdom, killed three persons and abducted 16 others.”
It’s gathered that the bandits have their camp in Tagwayen-Dutse, a government forest between Kagarko and Kachia LGAs.
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