Again, Bandits invade Kaduna abduct children, housewives

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Gunmen have invaded Kofar Kuyambana Low Cost in Zaria council of Kaduna and abducted two housewives and three children.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the Kuyambana community around 10 pm on Sunday and attacked two houses in the area.

Five Almajiri children were said to have been hit by stray bullets during the attack.

But the police, vigilante, and other security operatives acted swiftly to distressed call, stormed the area, battled the bandits, and arrested five of them.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident.

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A source said that the incident took place about 9:30 pm, noting that some Islamic pupils were hit by bullets and taken to an undisclosed hospital in Zaria for medical attention.

The bandits were said to have invaded the estate in large numbers on motorcycles, shooting indiscriminately.

“They succeeded in taking away the Custom Officer’s wife, leaving the children who were shouting, behind,” said the source, adding that “the bandits attacked another house where another wife was taken away too.”

“The police were able to arrest two of them (bandits) on Sunday while the other three (bandits) were arrested this morning (Monday),” he added.