In Jere town, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, a newlywed groom was recently slain, while his pregnant wife was kidnapped by suspected bandits.
According to the Daily Trust, approximately 50 motorcycle-riding bandits raided Jere, a village along the infamous Abuja-Kaduna route, and moved from home to house.
Residents claimed that the bandits appeared to have targeted the residence of Abdulrahman Ibrahim, a former Commissioner who was out of town at the time. They kidnapped his wife, a baby daughter, his younger sister, and his wife’s sister, on the other hand.
Hassan Adamu , a resident of the community, said the bandits also attacked the home of a newly wedded couple and attempted to abduct the bride but the groom had resisted. He said while dragging his bride with the bandits, they shot him dead.
Hassan said there was tension in the community as youths expressed anger that despite the combined security presence of soldiers, divisional police office and area command, security agents failed to tackle the bandits who operated for over three hours.
“We made several calls to the various security agencies on ground and they all ignored us. This is the second major attack on our community in the last three months and we feel that the security agents stationed here are of no use to us,” Adamu, an angry youth, said
The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.