About 36 residents, including toddlers and nursing mothers, have been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State’s Keke B Community in Millennium City’s Chikun Local Government Area.
Residents were indoors due to the excessive rain on Monday, July 25, when the criminals assaulted the neighborhood about 9 o’clock.
Muhammad Salihu, an eyewitness, reported to Daily Trust that the bandits proceeded from house to house while operating unimpeded.
“Being that it was still very early, around 8.30pm, many of us were outside when the bandits attacked. They arrived in great numbers, firing erratically and waving weapons, “He described.
“The broke into people’s houses one after the other and kidnapped the occupants. One person, a motorcycle mechanic, was able to escape from the kidnappers, but they went away with 36 residents.”
An eyewitness told Tribune that residents of the area were all indoors as a result of the rain which started as early as 7 pm.
“Nobody expected anything only to hear the sound of gunshots. It was then we discovered that something was amiss.” he said.
According to Yakubu Isa, a resident of the area, “we now discovered that many of the residents including nursing mothers, two-year-old baby were missing at home.”
”residents of the area are now taking stock of the casualties as you can see we are just compiling names. Many of the residents have been abducted.
It was further gathered that jhe Divisional Police Officer and his team with other security agencies had visited the area to assess the situation while normalcy had been restored in the area as well as other surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, one Safiyanu Abdullahi said four of his relatives, including a mother and her three children were among victims kidnapped by the bandits.